How Trump can end the climate change “consensus”
The reason why there’s a “consensus” that climate change is happening is because it’s such a huge career detriment for a scientist to be skeptical of global warming. The E.P.A. spends billions of dollars a year on climate change research and the research money only goes to scientists who believe (or claim to believe) in climate change.
Once Trump controls the E.P.A., he can redirect the billions of dollars to research skeptical of climate change. And suddenly, overnight, we will see large numbers of skeptical scientists appear out of nowhere and there will no longer be a “consensus.”
Scott Pruitt, who Trump appointed to lead the E.P.A., is an experienced attorney general and climate change skeptic who will know how to legally redirect the E.P.A.’s huge budget towards skeptical research.