The newly appointed head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, does not believe carbon dioxide is the primary contributor to global warming. Pruitt made the comments on Thursday on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Pruitt’s opinion is in contrast to NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the EPA itself, the Associated Press reported.
Pruitt said measuring the effect of human activity on the climate is “very challenging” and that “there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact” of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
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