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EPA Chief Says Carbon Dioxide Doesn't Cause Climate Change

The only problem with that statement? His agency's website contradicts it.
Scott Pruitt
Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 09, 2017

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, says he does not believe carbon dioxide has a major impact on global warming.

In an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box" Pruitt said this: 

"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. So no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."

That statement actually goes against the EPA's website and previous stance on the causes of global warming.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

On Twitter, politicians and scientists alike took issue with Pruitt's comments.

Despite the backlash, President Donald Trump — who nominated Pruitt to the position — might not disagree with the EPA chief. Trump himself has questioned climate change and global warming in the past.