Ranking Member Johnson Refutes Pres. Trump’s Denial of Climate Change
(Dallas, TX) – Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump disputed the veracity of climate change during an interview on 60 Minutes.
“Feelings are not facts, and it’s past time the president comes to understand that. We have been dealing with the effects of human-induced climate change for many years, and we need to heighten our efforts to combat it. Instead, President Trump is pedaling in misinformation. His inherent lack of understanding on this matter – a position that 97 percent of scientists, including those in NASA, agree on – is dangerous. As the latest special report from the United Nations makes clear, we must act now in extraordinary ways to confront climate change. This is the responsibility that Donald Trump bears as president, and it is one we all must fulfill while he continues to abdicate this crucial responsibility.”