Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s appointee as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency, went on national television today to declare that he doesn’t believe that carbon dioxide is an important factor in global warming. Pruitt said, “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the
Trump’s plan is to simply pretend that environmental problems don’t exist. Trump intends to simply ignore the growing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and do nothing to reverse it, nothing to stop it, nothing to even slow it down.
Back in February 2013, I asked, “Is This the Year CO2 hits 400 PPM?” It wasn’t, quite: atmospheric carbon dioxide in the gold-standard record from atop Mauna Loa, Hawaii first hit 400 parts per million in April 2014, two years ago. We might wish wistfully