Washington Post Aghast That Trump Picked Guy Who Doesn’t Follow “Settled Science”

With apoplectic editorials like this, Trump definitely picked the right guy to head the EPA

A man who rejects settled science on climate change should not lead the EPA

THE WEEK started with a hopeful sign for those concerned about climate change: Former vice president Al Gore met with Donald Trumpfor about 90 minutes on Monday, leading some to believe that the president-elect might be ready to accept facts and evidence. By the end of the week, however, Mr. Trump had selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Mr. Pruitt wrote this in National Review in May: “Global warming has inspired one of the major policy debates of our time. That debate is far from settled. Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind. That debate should be encouraged — in classrooms, public forums, and the halls of Congress. It should not be silenced with threats of prosecution. Dissent is not a crime.”

Obviously, saying that people should be able to debate and continue doing science and dissent are major Thoughtcrimes and Wrongthink.

Dissent, indeed, is not a crime, and acknowledging the uncertainties in climate forecasts is reasonable. But rejecting or playing down the near-unanimous warnings of experts, which are based on decades of substantial and continually accumulating evidence and suggest vast implications for future generations, should disqualify a nominee from leading an expert agency charged with making science-based decisions. Among scientists there is virtually no dissent from the conclusion that human activity — the burning of fossil fuels, which releases heat-trapping gases that stay in the atmosphere — is leading to planetary warming, and that the coming changes pose severe risks.

That link? It goes to NASA, which then cites the utterly discredited Cook et al “consensus” “study.” If this is what the Warmists at the Washington Post want to cite as ‘consensus” on science, well, then, looks like they are utterly disqualified from discussing the subject.

But rejecting settled science strikes us as being in a different category. The Senate should probe Mr. Pruitt’s position on climate change. If he explicitly or implicitly rejects the scientific consensus, that would be justification to vote no. If, on the other hand, he acknowledges the risks facing the globe, lawmakers should ask what Mr. Pruitt would be prepared to do as the nation’s chief environmental officer to combat them.

When you read things like that, you should wonder what they’re hiding, and why they want to shut down scientific inquiry. And just how much like a cult this is.

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21 Responses to “Washington Post Aghast That Trump Picked Guy Who Doesn’t Follow “Settled Science””

  1. Jeffery says:

    Of course Trumpski would appoint a science denier as the EPA Chief.

    Reports were that Trumpski’s Surgeon General choice was between Joe Camel and R.J. Reynolds. After being told that Camel was a cartoon and Reynold’s died a century ago, he settled on RJR CEO Susan Cameron.

  2. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    1.Of course Trumpski would appoint a science denier as the EPA Chief.

    He’s not a “science denier” you liar. He’s questions AGW. Or is scientific inquiry now illegal under leftist science rules?

    I’d love to do this all day Jeffery but the guys who decorate my home for Christmas are here and they have a 16′ tree for my living room. How four guys are gonna carry and set up this thing is beyond me. They claim they can do the interior decorating by 5pm. They don’t do much exterior other than the mailbox and round the double entrance doors. We’ll see.


  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Someone needs to hide the grandson once the little lying libshit psycho ass-slamming grandpa hears that Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, is the frontrunner for SecState…

  4. Jeffery says:

    Trumpski’s pick of Russian oligarch Rex Tillerson for Sec of State is said to please Trumpski’s handlers The Kremlin.

    The Russian hacking and release of DNC documents, their hacking of RNC docusments BUT NOT releasing them, saving them for blackmail, Trumpski lying about his relations with Putin, Russian oligarch Paul Manafort back in Trumpski’s camp after being run off, Trumpski’s hidden investments and debt to Russia, Comey’s hiding the CIA assessment but releasing info on Clinton, and now the nomination of the Kremlin’s pick for Sec of State.

    Hahahaha. If a Democrat had even one of the above liabilities the formerly anti-communist right unwiped asses would be soiling themselves (more than they normally do).

    LOL. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. But learn some Russsian and invest in fossil fuels.

  5. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Hahahahaha. Very mature Jeffery. I say he’s not “denying science” he’s questioning AGW and you give me the “and so are you” two year old answer. You are really frustrated since Crooked Stinky was given the collective American finger. It’s so much fun just watching you do this stuff. Tell me, are you cutting yourself more than usual?

  6. Liam Thomas says:

    Kind of annoying when someone tells you what you should do and think isnt it Jeffery.

  7. Liam Thomas says:

    But learn some Russsian and invest in fossil fuels.

    Always a wise choice….best advice you’ve given since Ive been seeing you post here.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Comrade Rev,

    It seems like the rightists are lashing out at those working to delegitimize the President-elect.

    Sure some of the criticizms come close to the line, but nothing like accusing Trumpski of not being an American. You don’t like it do you? Seems unfair, doesn’t it? Too bad, so sad.


    Get used to it. It going to be a long few months until Trumpski is “gone”. Hahahaha

  9. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    I don’t care what you call Trumpski. I didn’t want him to begin with, idiot. I only voted for him to beat you and that Stinky skank you loved. Mission accomplished! Hahaha. I’ve tried to tell you but you’re so enraged with hate because Stinky lost you refuse to listen: until two years ago when he wanted to run for president Trump was a New York liberal democrat. He still is Jeffery, you’re just so full of shit it blinds you. Trump has been a democrat his entire life and he still is. I would not be surprised if a year from now he switched parties. Since when has a leftist democrat not been in bed with communists? Call him comrade, he’s one of yours you fool. He’s already doing the leftist thing with Carrier by picking winners and losers instead of letting the market work. Cause like all leftist democrat/commies he knows better than the market.

    I’ll be blunt Jeffery, had the democrats the good sense to run anyone but Stinky or those old line fools I would have voted against Trump in a heartbeat. Instead they ran Stinky so look what happened. But at least we got Congress, the states and judiciary. And we dodged a bullet with Wet Pantsuit Mama.

  10. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Get used to it. It going to be a long few months until Trumpski is “gone”. Hahahaha

    BTW, you had best watch what you’re saying you are getting close to threats and sedition. You wouldn’t want to end up on some watch list, would you? Tone it down, dummy.

  11. drowningpuppies says:

    It’s seems kinda like the little lying libshit psycho ass-slamming guy is the leftist Alex Jones but with less credibility.

  12. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Let’s face it the guy regurgitates everything he’s exposed to from the left-stream fake news media. Then he accuses everybody else of being what he is. He’s an anti white racist, an ant Christian bigot, an anti capitalist commie and an anti freedom fascist. Yet he calls us racists and bigots etc.. He’s a communist and calls us communists. Go figure. I’ve learned that whatever his insult du jour is he is probably the one guilty of it. But if he keeps going nuts with the president elect he’ll end up with the NSA kicking in his door.

    Picture it: This is a FOX News Alert. An elderly, gender fluid St. Louis man has been arrested for terroristic threats against the Prez elect. (in the background there is an old man with sweat pants pulled up under his arm pits in shackles being put into a cop car). The elderly man known only as “Jeffery”, and whimpering about an unfair election and how Hillary should have won will be transferred to the St. Louis Regional Institute for Mental Illness for evaluation. When asked what is wrong “Jeffery” launched into a diatribe of insults about racists, bigots and homophobes before cursing at some invisible “Teach” as he thrust his fists into the air thrashing and screaming “Manbearpig-Manbearpig” over and over. We’ll have an update at 11. Back to you Sean.

  13. drowningpuppies says:

    Very good!

  14. Jeffery says:

    So how does Trumpski take the news from the CIA that Trumpski’s Russian buddies influenced the US election?

    Does he side with America? Or the CIA?

    No. He attacks America, the CIA and defends the Kremlin.

  15. Jeffery says:

    Comrade Rev,

    We assume you’re Russian orthodox or a commie atheist.

    It’s fascinating to see how quickly the anti-communist right grabs their ankles. It’s clear conservatives hate Negroes, Mexicans and Muslims more than they hate the authoritarian communists in Russia.

  16. Jeffery says:

    We can be sure Trumpski will try to expand the definition of sedition, just as he wants to loosen the libel lsws. The thin-skinned man-baby Elect abhors criticism. He responds to fictional TV shows for chrissakes!!

    Isn’t it obvious that America would be better off without Trumpski as Il Douche-elect?

    What do you call it when Trumpski is plotting a co-government with his Russian handlers/investors?

    Trumpski just doesn’t want OTHER Americans to participate in global markets. Just him and his minions. He’s thwarting the concentration.

    Today, his biographer called him a cross between a junkie and a hungry chicken

    He is hooked on attention – any attention. His twit-errs give him an instance fix.

  17. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    You know why Stinky lost?
    First it was “racism”.
    Then it was “voter fraud”.
    When that didn’t work it became “fake news”.
    Now it’s “the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming”.

    Stinky lost because Stinky was lousy, corrupt pig. That’s why Stinky lost. Now get over it you loser. Grow up already.

    Once again Jeffery is on the wrong side of history. Hahahahaha.

    I can’t believe these guys already finished decorating my house. They have 1,500 lights on the tree. Take that Manbearpig! The tree is actually 18′ and with the Angel about 20′. The damn ceiling is 22′ so that’s not a lot of room to spare. Wife wanted the tree in the middle of the family/great room but I put it at the rear out cove overlooking the pool. I don’t need that humongous thing blocking the room. Besides, this way it’s closer to the fireplace. The guys put a little artificial tree and some other decorations in each guest room for our overnighters. Cute. They did a nice job, well worth the money.

  18. Jeffery says:

    It’s a common rhetorical ploy to pretend only one action can contribute to an outcome.

    But recall she won the popular vote – almost 3 million more voters preferred her over the bloated, garish, smelly Trump.

    Clinton lost because she is a bad candidate – one of the least popular candidates in modern history. She is an uninspiring speaker and “old news”.

    She lost because many Dem voters stayed home, likely because of the uninspiring Clinton and the belief that she would win.

    She lost because several thousand more voters in a few background states preferred the bloated, garish, smelly Trump.

    She lost because rural whites felt that “their” nation was being taken from them by Blacks and immigrants, and the bloated, garish, smelly Trump played to that.

    She lost because Russians hacked the DNC and released damaging and embarrassing emails.

    She lost because Republican Comey released the FBI non-findings.

    She lost because Republicans have been working overtime at the state level to disenfranchise Dem voters.

    She lost because the bloated, garish smelly Trump persuaded uneducated rural whites, who have been left behind by the modern global economy, that they were victims of immigrants and foreigners. The bloated, garish smelly Trump lied, promising that manufacturing jobs would be brought back giving good jobs to untrained, uneducated, chronically underemployed white guys.

    Even with all that, Clinton trounced the bloated, garish, smelly Trump in the popular vote, with the bloated, garish smelly Trump getting about the same number of votes as Romney got in 2012.

    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas.

  19. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Actually Trump won the popular vote if you don’t count the illegal aliens who voted for Stinky and don’t count the fake and repeat voters the dems are known for. Remember, it was you on Oct. 29 who stated you would vote more than once. We all are aware that is usual for corrupt democrats. I estimate Trump won by at least 3 million popular votes if they are counted fairly. But it really doesn’t matter. He won. Get over it. Grow up. Are you going to spend the next eight years whining about it? Who cares? The creep is a democrat anyway I’d think you would be happy. You got a “stealth” New York democrat liberal elected as a Republican. Kudos. Now that bothers me.

    I can’t stand Trump but the good news is Stinky is out playing with her little moslem girlfriend.

  20. jl says:

    Too funny- “Republicans disenfranchising Dem voters.” Yes, by making them come to their senses and vote Republican.

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