Can I get an amen from the Church of Climate Change? The Sierra Club lost its mind and demanded EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt be investigated for violating his own agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy.
“Pruitt clearly violated the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy by publicly denying that carbon pollution is driving the climate crisis” Sierra Club attorney Elena Saxonhouse said in a statement.
That’s right, true believers! Pruitt committed heresy. There must be no debate on the causes of climate change. There must be no voicing of differing opinions. There is no Science but Climate Change Science and you shall not place any other Science before it.
Pruitt said last week:
I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.
And his agency is backing those statement. In fact, right now, the menu at the EPA headquarters cafe features one item: crow, lovingly prepared.
“Administrator Pruitt’s comments are perfectly in keeping with the scientific integrity policy,” [EPA] spokesman John Konkus said in a statement.
“There is an ongoing scientific debate on climate change, its causes and its effects. That debate should be encouraged as the administrator has done, not discouraged as Sierra Club is attempting to do.”
Less than two months ago, nobody at the EPA would ever even consider uttering such blasphemy, but now it’s doctrine. The Sierra Club. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and “something like 97 percent of… scientists…” (a lie) recommended burning Pruitt at the stake as a witch, but they won’t light a fire due to the carbon emissions.
Now that the Church of Climate Change has been overthrown from government power, their cries appear very un-sciencey and more in line with a religious faith. Science welcomes debate, new data, and rigorous, repeatable experimentation. But those things don’t always turn out to support the narrative of the Sierra Club and other envirokooks.
And they can’t shut their critics up anymore, because the EPA administrator can speak for his agency even when they don’t like what he says.