Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, begins two days of confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate on 11 January 2017. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

11 January 2017 (The Associated Press) – Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state says climate change does exist and the risk is great enough to warrant action.

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson didn't say what action.

Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday the increase in greenhouse gases is "having an effect." But he says the "ability to predict that effect is very limited."

The president elect has sent mixed signals on climate change. He has brushed it off as a Chinese hoax and also said "nobody really knows."

The president elect has sent mixed signals on climate change. He has brushed it off as a Chinese hoax and also said "nobody really knows."

Tillerson says he came to his personal position on climate change as a scientist. He says Trump has invited his thoughts on the contentious subject. "I feel free to express those views," he says. [more]

The Latest: Tillerson Says Climate Change Exists

2 comments :

  1. Jeffrey Davis said...

    Perfect, you are the enemy of the Good.  

  2. Anonymous said...

    The last bastion of global warming deniers now appears to be denying culpability and it's seated in the highest levels of government and influence. They acknowledge the world is getting warmer but deny humans have anything to do with it, citing natural events, volcanoes, the sun, natural weather cycles, conspiracies that overstate the danger, we simply don't know etc.

    That type of denial they would expect, absolves them of any culpability for not making the necessary economic alterations to mitigate AGW. Me or a million others decrying this state of affairs of course, is unlikely to change anything. The time for effective, affirmative action probably passed decades ago. So I assume the burn will continue until unnatural events put a stop to it and that maybe sooner the the majority of us realise.  

 

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