Our hearts bleed for climate activists following the latest set of appointments announced by President-elect Donald Trump.
Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson
Head of Environmental Protection Agency: Scott Pruitt
Energy Secretary: Rick Perry
As governor, Perry championed the oil industry, questioning science that shows that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change and deriding what he called “the secular carbon cult.”
So that’s an Exxon man and two climate sceptics appointed to very senior posts. It’s going to be “popcorn time” looking at the responses from the usual suspects:
Oliver Milman in the Guardian: Trump’s transition: sceptics guide every agency dealing with climate change.
Grant Foster says he takes hope from reading Teen Vogue.
Donald Trump picks climate change denier, laments the Independent, in regard to Pruitt.
Green groups react with horror, says Ed King of Climate Home, in regard to Tillerson.