Thursday, December 15, 2016
Drill Baby Drill Is The New Trump Message
Ignorance is bliss in the Trump transition team. A member of the team who was smart enough to make millions on Wall Street, pleads ignorance about climate science. He likens the consensus among climate scientists about global warming to the consensus within the early church that the earth was the center of the solar system, or the belief that the earth is flat. The implication is that paid critics of climate science are like the scientists who raised questions conventional wisdom in the past. They are the good guys. Scientific consensus is bad. And it is OK that he can ignore the scientific consensus on global warming and take the superior position of deferring judgement on the issue of global warming. That is exactly what Trump did in his meeting with the NYT. He claimed ignorance. He is just a loyal member of the Trump transition team that is setting the stage for the energy industry to take its place at the center of Trump's industrial policies.