Contradiction abounds in White House thing on Climate Change
Okay this is being splashed all over the news media. The New York Times:
I suppose all of this is part of the ongoing squirm at the White House over issues of climate change. There was a report three months ago to the effect that climate change is real but we can't afford to do anything about it. Back then the Donald said he "didn't believe" the report issued in his name. Now they're going to try to study away the climate change problem. Apparently it's still a burr in their saddles, since the last set of denials wasn't enough to make the issue go away, which is what they wanted.
This fellow Happer, however, has said he thinks carbon dioxide is beneficial to humanity. That's not the same position as "climate change isn't happening." The original position of Svante Arrhenius, the individual who discovered the mathematical relationship between increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and increased average Earthly temperatures, was that climate change would be a good thing. Of course, Arrhenius thought that 120 years ago, whereas we today would be as nuts as Happer is if we thought it after so many parts per million of CO2 have entered the atmosphere over the time between Arrhenius and ourselves.
It's amusing, then, to think that the White House is itself, on its own initiative, keeping climate change alive as an issue. I guess they don't think it suffices to make stuff up.