EPA Chief Pruitt Doesn't Believe Carbon Dioxide Contributes to Global Warming

Head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt is going against the opinions of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by claiming the carbon dioxide emissions are not a primary contributor of global warming.

Pruitt was speaking to CNBC on Thursday morning's "Squawk Box."

"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," Pruitt said.

Pruitt was picked as the head of the EPA by President Trump who has denied climate change in the past, tweeting that it is a hoax started by the Chinese.

"The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere," NASA and NOAA said in January, CNBC added.

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