EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt turned some heads Thursday morning when he declared carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming.
It’s the answer he gave when questioned during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact,” said the former Oklahoma Attorney General. “So no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”
“But we don’t know that yet, we need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis,” added Pruitt as the interview wrapped up.
Meanwhile, Pruitt’s been dining lately with some pretty heady company.
He had lunch earlier this week with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Transportation chief Elaine Chao were also on hand. Their luncheon was closed to the public and the White House didn’t offer any details except to call it a “strategic session” on infrastructure.