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Trump to Appoint Climate Change Critic to Head of EPA

Known denier of climate change Myron Ebell to serve as head of Environmental Protection Agency.

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to appoint climate change critic Myron Ebell as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell is currently chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, an organization that questions the existence of global warming. In his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again”—a collection of immediate actions Trump plans to take within the first 100 days in office—the president-elect announced his intent to withdraw all funds from United Nations climate change programs, essentially exiting The Paris Agreement—where world leaders collaborated to reduce greenhouse gases to prevent the planet from warming to dangerous levels. “The President-elect’s stance on climate change runs counter to physical evidence, near-universal scientific consensus, and analyses by military experts and the U.S. Department of Defense,” The National Geographic states in a recent feature. A petition—which, if signed by 100,000 people will have to be addressed by President Obama—has been launched to remove Ebell from his post on the White House website.

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Stephen Colbert Confirms Jon Stewart is Vegan

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