EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change

President Trump’s head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a major cause of global warming.

 

“I would not agree that [CO2] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,”

 

Scott Pruitt said Thursday in an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen.

Labeling Something A Conspiracy Theory Does Not Reduce Belief In It, Study Finds

Labeling something a conspiracy theory does not reduce belief in it, according to a recent study published this August in Political Psychology. The findings are in contrast to previous research showing that people actively counter-argue the label of conspiracy-theory label when others apply it to their beliefs.