Unlike US President Donald Trump who believes climate change and global warming is a Chinese creation, incoming Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler believes climate change is real and that humans have played a role in climate change.
“I do believe climate change is real. I do believe that people have an impact on the climate,” Wheeler told the Washington Post.”
Wheeler’s stance suggests a break with many top Trump administration officials, including his embattled predecessor, Scott Pruitt, who cast doubt on how influential humans are on climate change.
Environmentalists had labeled Pruitt a “climate denier” that openly stated he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change.
Like Donald Trump his boss, Pruitt’s position was in contradiction with the agency he ran, which concluded in 2009 that greenhouse gas emissions “threaten the public health and welfare of current and…