President-elect Donald Trump has spent the past few days tapping climate-change deniers and fossil fuel executives to fill his presidential cabinet.
But on Sunday, he said he was “open-minded” about climate science, claiming falsely that “nobody really knows” what’s happening to the planet.
“I’ve — look, I’m somebody that gets it,” Trump told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace in a taped interview. “And nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.”
Wallace noted earlier that Trump called climate change “a hoax” during his presidential campaign, although in the interview the two men refer only to “the environment.” The Fox News host pointed out that Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — is suing the EPA to quash its landmark climate regulations. Read more…