By Robin Bravender
(Scientific American) Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to
lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the
Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the
conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s
transition plans for EPA, the sources said...
Ebell appears to relish criticism from the left.
In a biography submitted
when he testified before Congress, he listed among his recognitions
that he had been featured in a Greenpeace “Field Guide to Climate
Criminals,” dubbed a “misleader” on global warming by Rolling Stone and
was the subject of a motion to censure in the British House of Commons
after Ebell criticized the United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser for
his views on global warming.
More recently, Ebell has called the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan for greenhouse gases illegal and said that Obama joining the Paris climate treaty “is clearly an unconstitutional usurpation of the Senate’s authority.”
He told Vanity Fair in
2007, “There has been a little bit of warming ... but it’s been very
modest and well within the range for natural variability, and whether
it’s caused by human beings or not, it’s nothing to worry about...” (continued)