Fact: President Elect Donald Trump has just named Global Warming Denier Scott Pruitt as his nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Global monthly temperature readings have surpassed the long-term average 388 consecutive months. That’s a stretch of 32 years and 4 months straight. The last time global monthly temperature readings were cooler than the long-term average, Ronald Reagan was in his first term as president, the Brits were still minting sixpence, Captain Kangaroo was on analog television… and Scott Pruitt was 16 years old. (Source: NASA GISS Temperature Record)
- Scott Pruitt has raked in nearly 300 campaign contributions from sources in the fossil fuels industry. (Source: Follow The Money)
- Oil and gas industry lobbyists wrote multiple global warming denial letters that they instructed Scott Pruitt to sign, in order to pretend he wrote them. Scott Pruitt did as he was instructed, and then the oil and gas industry publicly praised Pruitt for “his” positions. (Source: New York Times)
- Scott Pruitt is a member of ALEC, a right-wing group that connects candidates willing to support pro-corporate policies with corporations willing to pay such candidates for the favor (Source: ALEC).