Slate - of Course Trump Chose a Global Warming Denier as His Energy Adviser
Why am I not surprised? Oh of course, because Trump lives in the wingnut parallel universe, where climate change is all just a lie by big science to get us to stop buying gasoline or something. We have yet one more good reason to keep this guy out of the White House. Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy has more on this.
If he’s elected, the Earth is screwed. Photo illustration by Phil Plait. Photos by Shutterstock/Joseph Sohm/Barnaby Chambers.
Donald Trump has announced his new energy adviser: Rep. Kevin Cramer (R–North Dakota).
I hope you’re sitting down for this shocker: Cramer is a global warming denier. And to be clear, he’s not just a denier. He’s a crackpot.
First, watch this video put together by the folks here at Slate to get an overview of this guy’s view on science:
Trump’s grave misunderstanding of the difference between weather and climate doesn’t surprise me; he’s a buffoon when it comes to such topics (case in point: he said global warming is a hoax manufactured by the Chinese). Given his history, his choice of a crackpot for energy adviser isn’t terribly surprising.
To be fair, as much as I hate to defend him, Trump did eventually come out and say that he was joking about China being responsible for the belief that we’re heating up the planet. That said, he continues to deny that man made climate change is a thing, and he still picked another global warming denier to be his energy adviser.