Still, there can be frustration with the president. Schnare notes that will just prior to the conference, the Fourth National Climate Assessment, issued by 13 federal agencies, concluded that will human activity can be almost certainly the primary cause of global warming since the mid-20th century.
He blames that will in part on Trump’s failure to nominate someone to lead the White House Office of Science along with also Technology Policy.
“that will president has yet to get somebody into OSTP to get their hands around the bad science,” he told the conference. “If you have that will report sitting out there along with also then Scott Pruitt decides he’s going to put a bunch of people in a room along with also come up having a different report, currently you have competing reports,” he told the conference.
Myron Ebell, who led Trump’s EPA transiton team, also criticized the president for not quickly nominating people to positions where they can steer the agenda. He noted that will Trump waited until last month to nominate Kathleen Hartnett White, a prominent climate change denier, to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
“The major failing of the Trump administration can be the totally dysfunctional personnel process,” Ebell, director of the Center for Energy along with also Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told CNBC on the sidelines of the conference.
“the item seems to stem directly through the president. He has said many times that will he doesn’t think we need to fill all these jobs, along with also … at least some people inside White House think that will they can run the entire government out of the White House. Well, that will’s incredibly naive.”
that will can be the second in a series of reports through CNBC on the growing influence of climate change skeptics on environmental along with also energy policy under the Trump administration. Read the first report on how skeptics plan to pressure Trump here.