On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) criticized Judge Amy Coney Barrett for saying that climate change was a hotly debated issue.
But before she proceeded to question the judge, Harris claimed the Trump administration removed the term “climate change” from government agency websites, including the EPA. Is that true?
In what sounded more like a stump speech than a Supreme Court nomination hearing, Harris used her time to cater to her far-left base over global warming.
Contrary to Harris’ unfounded claims, the term climate change is featured on almost every government website, including the EPA. For example, you can find an entire subsite on climate change at the EPA website:
At the NOAA website, you also will find entire sections devoted to climate change. There is also climate.gov, part of NOAA, another Trump-controlled website that provides teaching tools and other resources on climate change.
NASA also has an entire section devoted to climate change:
Even the Fish & Wildlife Service has an entire section on climate change, linked also from the homepage:
Barrett said earlier in the Senate confirmation that her views on climate change weren’t relevant as she wasn’t an expert scientist and wouldn’t opine on global warming. That didn’t sit well with the climate activists fuming on Twitter over Barrett’s answer.
Contact Sen. Harris and tell her she needs to correct the hearing’s official record.
After making her false comments, Harris went on to say (transcript via Breitbart):
“Scientific consensus is grown even more and stronger that climate change is real and it is caused by manmade greenhouse gas pollution and imposes significant threats to human life.”
Barrett said that she would defer to agency fact-finding and evidence to any case that the court handled.
“Do you accept that COVID-19 is infectious?” Harris asked.
Barrett replied that it is “an obvious fact, yes.”
“Do you accept that smoking causes cancer?” Harris continued, demanding that it was “just a question” that she could answer or not.
Barrett noted that each pack of cigarettes included a warning from the Surgeon General advising of the dangers of smoking.
“Do you believe that climate change is happening and is threatening the air that we breathe and the water that we drink?” Harris asked.
Barrett replied that the previous questions were “completely uncontroversial” but that Harris was trying to elicit an opinion from her on a “very contentious matter of public debate.”
“I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial because that is inconsistent with the judicial role that I have explained,” she said.
Harris did not press Barrett further on the question.
“You’ve made your point clear that it’s a debatable point,” she said, before moving on to describe the hearings as “illegitimate.”
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