Morano: "When will GOP officials take a real stand and push back on climate claims and the National Climate Assessment? Since EPA chief Pruitt left, Only Prez Trump himself does so. Every Trump cabinet head ducks the science. So disappointing. Why can't Pence actually turn the tables on CNN and answer and refute the predictable questions. I hate to see Tapper feel like he had 'tough' questions when in reality they were actually drivel."
Hayhoe said she would work in a different industry if money were a primary concern but admitted that she does for-profit “climate-focused consulting” while she is not teaching. She is the Founder and CEO of ATMOS Research & Consulting, whose listed clients include the Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Federal Highway Administration.
Hayhoe did not immediately return a Western Wire email seeking comment.
In response, Pielke said, “It wasn’t disclosed… It just creates unnecessary vulnerabilities for the national climate assessment.”
Pielke added that he has “catalogued a whole range of issues—from relying on Tom Steyer-funded research, to elevating the most extreme case, to having a review editor who used to be John Podesta’s chief climate advisor, now to the lead scientist having these undisclosed conflicts of interest. These are all things that should have been avoided.”
"The US has unquestionably been experiencing a remarkably benign period of weather in recent decades. Extremes of weather are now much less severe and less common than on many occasions in the last century or so. Of course, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, who put together this report, NOAA, who are the lead agency, and the assortment of climate scientists who wrote it never intended the public to see the real facts. Those would have been far too inconvenient to their agenda."