Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump
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Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort co-ordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

A “discussion paper” obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from various government agencies to weigh in on a proposed executive order that President Donald Trump would sign establishing the “Presidential Committee on Climate Security.”

A memo to those federal officials asks them to direct any questions to William Happer, a member of Trump’s National Security Council and a well-known denier of mainstream climate science findings.

Trump once tweeted that climate change was a “Chinese hoax.” More recently, he used a cold snap that hit much of the nation last month to again cast his doubts.

Kevin Freking And Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press

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