Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) to McCarthy: Do you think it would be reasonable to take the regulations you promulgated and link them to those 26 indicators that you have on your website? That this is how they impacted us?
Gina McCarthy: It is unlikely that any specific one step is going to be seen as having a visible impact on any of those impacts — a visible change in any of those impacts. What I’m suggesting is that climate change [policy] has to be a broader array of actions that the U.S. and other folks in the international community take that make significant effort towards reducing greenhouse gases and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Pompeo: But these are your indicators, Ms. McCarthy. So . . .
McCarthy: They are indicators of climate change, they are not directly applicable to performance impacts of any one action.
Flashback Feb. 2011: EPA Air Chief Gina McCarthy Is CO2 ‘Clueless’: ‘Shouldn’t she know how much CO2 is in the air?’
McCarthy: 'Well actually I don't have that figure.'
Analysis: 'You don't have what? Please tell me this is a joke! The chief of the EPA's air programs and greenhouse gas regulations doesn't know how much carbon dioxide is in the air?'