CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci on his position on climate change Wednesday morning. During an interview on CNN’s “New Day," Anthony Scaramucci was asked why Trump’s transition team sent a lengthy questionnaire asking for the names of individuals working on climate change to employees at the Department of Energy. Scaramucci should know the answer regarding this because he is a member of the executive committee of the president-elect.
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Christopher Charles "Chris" Cuomo is an American television journalist. He currently works at CNN, and has previously been the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent and the co-anchor for ABC's 20/20. Anthony Scaramucci is an American financier, entrepreneur and author. He is the founder and a co-managing partner of investment firm SkyBridge Capital. Scaramucci is the host of Wall Street Week, an investment news show airing Friday nights on the Fox Business Network, and a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel. He was one of 16 people named to President-elect Donald Trump's Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo Grilled Trump Adviser Anthony Scaramucci On His Position On Climate Change
An adviser to President-elect Donald Trump compared the scientific consensus that human beings contribute to global warming to old scientific theories that were proven to be incorrect, including flat earth theory and geocentrism. According to TPM, Scaramucci evaded host Chris Cuomo's question, but eventually implied that belief in human-related climate change was a partisan concern on which scientists shouldn't be trusted, rather than the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community.
“Look, I know the current president believes that the human beings are affecting the climate,” said Scaramucci. “There are scientists that believe that that’s not happening.” However, Cuomo wasn’t letting him off the hook, as reported by Raw Story. “The overwhelming consensus is that man’s actions have an impact on science,” he explained, just before Scaramucci dropped a dumbfounding reply. “Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the earth was flat,” the Trump adviser said, despite the fact that beliefs in a flat Earth were anything but scientific.
As per Politico, Scaramucci suggested that climate change and humans’ impact on it remains an open question within the scientific community but was corrected by anchor Chris Cuomo, who pointed out that it is the “overwhelming consensus” of climate scientists that human activity is warming the planet. “It's better for the United States and better for the world to have the U.S. be energy independent. Have us have clean air and clean water and protect the environment for future generations of Americans. All of that makes sense.”