Bush’s EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman is calling out Trump’s climate change denial.
“The EPA mission is to protect human health and the environment, so any regulation is formed with that in mind,” she explained. “Therefore, you have to have the science behind it saying what is gonna be the impact on human health and the environment.”
Whitman likened Trump’s climate beliefs to an ostrich who sticks his head in the ground and pretend that nothing is happening.
“The average person sees it, we see it every day happening around us,” she said. “We know from heat waves, we know from droughts, we know from floods. Scientists have been telling us for years that these are the kinds of consequences you can expect from climate change.”
Trump claims that scientists have an agenda when it comes to climate change reporting, but Whitman argues that this bias doesn’t exist, especially when 97 to 98% of scientists are in agreement that humans are excelling the problem.
“I have always said we didn’t cause climate change. The climate has been changing on the Earth since the Earth was formed, but you cannot deny that our activity isn’t so exacerbating a natural trend that nature can no longer deal with it,” she said.