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Trump's New Science Adviser Says It's Not His Job To Correct The President On Climate Change (HBO)

WASHINGTON — For the first time since he took office, President Trump has a science adviser. Kelvin Droegemeier is a meteorologist and, by all accounts, a thorough, well-respected scientist. But he doesn’t appear to be the climate-change savior scientists hoped he’d be.

Droegemeier, 60, became director of the White House Office of Science and Technology in January. And there was little on the record about his specific views on climate change. But given his stellar reputation, scientists might expect him to act as a corrective to a president who regularly uses winter storms to mock climate change and erroneously suggests that global warming isn’t real.

So when the news came in late February that the White House was putting together a panel to see if climate change is really a threat, even though the Defense Department has already said it is, and that this panel would be run by renowned physicist William Happer —who thinks carbon dioxide is “a benefit to the world” — it felt like an opportunity to delve a little deeper.

But in an interview in his brand-new office next to the White House, Droegemeier evaded questions about his own views. He told VICE News he has no opinion on the president’s winter storm tweets and has no plans to talk to him about them.

“The main thing for me is to provide the president with the best science advice possible,” he said.

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36 thoughts on “Trump's New Science Adviser Says It's Not His Job To Correct The President On Climate Change (HBO)

  1. Asked if he, like Happer, thinks carbon emissions are good for the planet, he said, “I don’t really have any view on Will’s opinions. My goal is to gather all the best science evidence I can, and present it to the president.”
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  2. OMG!!! No one in the Trump admin will say a world about climate change unless it's the word of Trump…
    He can't say that Trump is WRONG when he tweets about doubting global warming is real just because a Winter Storm happened… He doesn't even have to use the words "climate change"… He could simply just say winter storms will continue happening and don't prove/disprove any changes….

    He says: "I really focus on providing him with with everything that he needs and and that's my role"
    If that's true than he MUST grow a pair and do his job. This isn't a matter of "pleasing his royal highness"…
    The Pentagon "threat assessment" list climate change as a National Security Threat!! I don't have a link for it now, but I know they did serious research and assessments because the listed the bases/air fields/Navy ports that have high risk… They include Aircraft/jets that are at risk (Hurricane Micheal did damage several jets and more)
    This is just 1 example…

    So, He know better than this… I knows Trump is wrong, and he needs to set the record strait! It's not likely possible to convince Trump to cut GHG emissions… BUT he must firmly insist the climate change/global warming is REAL and that due to this stronger and more frequent storms will happen and cost billions in damages. He Needs to force Trump to accept the Pentagon's reports and Threat assessments and get rid of the nut job he hired to prove there isn't a problem and that CO2 is actually good…
    To be clear: By ACTIVELY saying only what Trump wants and not correcting him even though he knows the facts AND the Pentagon is clearly saying that entire military bases and vehicles are at high risk of damage which is a National Security Treat… he would be knowing choosing to cripple the military, and cost the government hundreds of billions of dollars. That could be considers a Traitorous move. Trump has already made this choice, and I'm surprised Congress hasn't said a word about it. Trump is not only ignoring the reports and climate change, he is going a step further and in a way "attacking" the info.

    Trump needs to be IMPEACHED NOW because for some reason everyone is silenced and are too afraid to say anything that Trump wouldn't say… That's a hostage situation..

  3. Throwing away 100 years of infrastructure and replacing it with the exact same capabilities except low carbon emissions will be the most expensive thing ever done. How you balance the rate of change is the question.

  4. As soon as you see a Vice or Buzzfeed logo anywhere, you are supposed to shut down your computer and run far far away. Its just a common rule in self-preservation.

  5. All I know is that if we only have 12 years left as AOC and other 'Green Deal' Democrats claim, then I'm just happy that half of my remaining time will be with Trump as our President

  6. You climate alarmists will kill millions of people if we put your regulations into practice. Climate change is always happening but not by humans you fools. Quit drinking the kool aid and look at science and not consensus. "All the scientists agree" no they dont. 10000 disagree. Quit shoving your liberal agendas down our thorat. God made the world and because He is powerful enough to make worlds He can take care of them. Genesis 1:1.

  7. This is a really bad interview and misleading title. I don’t know if it’s the editing or sometime but the interviewer wasn’t listening to him. And he says what his job is in the end, and I agree. It’s to advise the president with the best scientific advise, not his fault Trump is a dumbass.

  8. why do I feel like this interviewer is the type of person who denies the science on the fact that there is only two genders and that she is without a doubt 100% a girl because it is simply encoded in her DNA.

  9. Climate Change – Citizens For Climate Lobby

    Atmospheric Science coming out of our National Labs treats our Sun as an invariable. The Sun is the main driver of Climate Change. Our Sun is not an invariable.

    MINORITY OPINION REPORT: As a member of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) I continue to do independent climate research. CCL focuses on shortsighted CO2 levels in our atmosphere. CO2 data, reviewed through CCL's political lens for shortened time frame, creates the wrong conclusions, and is leading CCL lock-step in the wrong direction. We must prepare for a rapid onset of an ice-age instead. Global Warming appears to be a temporary luxury. The current CCL lobby stance position is based on false science. Clean Air must regain its original understanding. Clear air is breathable atmospheric gas levels that support human life and lush biologic diversity. Clean air does not require the removal of CO2. CO2 is insignificant in global warming! The earth has cycled through much higher levels of CO2 many times before, providing lush living environments through a beneficial heating cycle tempered by 10,000-year ocean memory, in temperature ranges in which humans and biodiversity thrive. More than being short sited in their focus CCL members default in being persuaded in scientific matters ONLY by "consensus opinion politics." They remain unaware that the balance of scientific opinion has now changed substantially away from the notorious settled science of Sen. Al Gore's personal convenient reality. We are facing another ice-age occurrence that is far more important to prepare for than global warming. Research into the actual long term scientific data, shows Carbon Dividend Tax is based on false science.

    WHAT REALLY MATTERS

    Let's take a look at the ice-age alternative outcome. What science is there to support such a prediction? The sad, great irony in which we find ourselves is a political, myopic focus on global warming during a period when we might otherwise be preparing for onset of the next ice age.

    WE NEED TO LOOK AT OUR SUN'S PLASMA FIELD

    The significance of David LaPoint's 3 videos https://youtu.be/9EPlyiW-xGI when combined with Rolf Witzsche's follow-on reporting (see link below) illustrates a strong scientifically based hypothesis by Witzsche and well cited each step of the way with long term, ice-core drillings covering ice samples over many tens of thousands of years. These long term charts clearly demonstrate climate change is tracking to an ice-age and that ice-age onset can occur in one day (a change that seems to also be support by still frozen animals with undigested food found emerging from thawing tundra, and additionally supported by ice core samples showing very rapid changes in atmospheric temperatures.)

    RAPID COOLING LINKED TO SUN'S PLASMA FIELD

    This RAPID COOLING phenomenon occurs when there is insufficient electric current about our Sun, to sustain the Sun's plasma field. These magnetic plasma fields (Primer Fields named by David LaPoint in the above referenced videos) turn on and off instantly, and not over long periods of time. The Sun has many different intensity of cycles.

    The Sun is mistakenly considered an invariable in today's politicized, public atmospheric false-science. The sun is not an invariable. https://youtu.be/9s63WUwwTVc

    Unless our Atmospheric Science Department at LLNL, the current politicized wing of the Deep State input to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, can be de-politicized, they should be closed down. There is too much they have to account for to the public as a declassified agency, and can not be trusted.

  10. Climate change is nothing more than God trying to get this world's attention to coming events like the Rapture, 7 year tribulation and 2nd coming of Christ. http://www.calvaryprophecy.com No matter what our government does or even if all governments in this world work together to fight climate change it won't do any good. Today's world is a paradise compared to the coming 7 year tribulation which will be the worse period in human history. Read what the bible says about the Seal, Trumpet and Bowl Judgements which are mentioned in the book of Revelation which will happen during the tribulation period. The solution is not in government but in the Lamb of God Jesus Christ so turn to Jesus for forgiveness of sins and salvation.

  11. Vice News, know why a 25% of the people don't like this video, because you edit context from your interview in a dishonest attempt again to unfairly report information. You all should be ashamed.

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