Myron Ebell, Leading EPA Transition

Bad news for the enviornment, bad news for the planet.

Ebell is not a scientist and has no degrees or qualifications in climate science.

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he spends his time rejecting and trying to discredit scientists who work to understand the global climate.

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“He doesn’t really know anything about science,” said Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a top Earth scientist at NASA who has faced off with Ebell in the past. “He uses science like a talisman.”

Ebell’s technique, Schmidt said, is to point toward “some little fact” and use it to extrapolate some larger irrelevant and scientifically incorrect point.

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Speaking with Business Insider in August before his selection, Ebell outlined his views on the appropriate direction for the EPA.

“When economies get richer, they not only make people wealthier, they generally provide immense environmental benefits,” he said. “And so if you actually believe, if someone actually believes that global warming is a crisis that must be addressed … I think it would be much better to free up the economy and get rid of the EPA rules and a lot of the Department of Energy programs and let the economy boom forward.”

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“You know, [Trump] said he was going to drain the swamp in Washington, and instead he’s put Myron Ebell — a swamp rat, a DC insider lobbyist — in charge of the transition at the EPA,” Lashof said.

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