Meet Myron Ebell: EPA Transition Team Leader

In Climate Change, Election 2016, Energy, Environment, Politics, The Big Picture by Vijay Jayaraj0 Comments

The United States President-Elect Trump appointed the transition team leader for the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) a couple weeks ago. His name is Myron Ebell.

Myron Ebell is the director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). He is also the chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, a coalition “focused on dispelling the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis.”

With more than 20 years in the field of energy and environment, Ebell’s goals are clear. He wants a sensible energy policy that is scientifically accurate and gives everyone access to affordable, abundant, reliable energy.

“There has been a little bit of warming … but it’s been very modest and well within the range of natural variability, and whether it’s caused by human beings or not, it’s nothing to worry about”
asserted Ebell in 2007.

And Ebell was right.

The most recent scientific publications show us that in the past 19 years, there’s been no significant rise in temperature levels. This lack of warming is so blatant, even Michael Mann (the chief architect of the infamous ‘Hockey Stick’ graph that portrayed a sudden increase in temperature in the 20th century), admitted that there has been no significant warming in the past twenty years.

Ebell also said that the hacked emails of climate scientists in 2009, “make it clear that the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an organized conspiracy dedicated to tricking the world into believing that global warming is a crisis that requires a drastic response.”

This is well attested to by the inefficiency of the computer climate models used by the U.N. to inform global energy policies. These models are deliberately adjusted to project unrealistic temperature changes that have been proven false.

Temperature levels were higher in the past and we’ve had temperatures similar to the current levels twice in the last 2000 years. There is nothing dangerous in the climatic system that warrants us to press the panic button.

For the United States, Ebell’s appointment signals a marked departure from the global warming agenda. And that means a sound energy policy that is based on empirical scientific evidence.

As for the developing world, this could very well trigger the beginning of an exodus from the clutches of the global warming bandwagon. After all, it was Obama who acted as the catalyst for the Paris Agreement. With the U.S. leaving the Agreement, it will be a major blow for radical environmentalists.

President-Elect Trump recently tapped Scott Pruitt to head the EPA once the transition is complete. You can learn more about him here.

Vijay Jayaraj (M.S., Environmental Science) is the Research Associate for Developing Countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He currently lives in Udumalpet, India.

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