DENR denies its Climate Change denialism

Removing Climate Change information from its website:

As recently as Jan. 21, information about climate change was available on the front page of the Division of Air Quality's website. Sometime in the last two months, the page was edited to remove the link. The link used to connect users to a page full of information and resources about greenhouse gases and climate change. That page no longer exists, either.

"We made these changes as part of our ongoing efforts to update, refresh and redesign our website," Mather said. "Currently, states do not have a lot of regulatory authority dealing with climate change. We do have responsibilities in several areas, however, and we still include that information on our website."

I wondered how long it would take for this to happen. When the people who run your organization are idiots, it's only a matter of time before the dumbing down begins:

DENR Secretary John Skvarla has made no secret of his skepticism on the issue. In an interview with on Jan. 4, 2013, Skvarla was asked whether he believes climate change "is a fact."

"I think climate change is a science, and science is constantly in need of scrutiny," he responded. "I don't think climate change is something you just put the needle on the record and say it's fixed. We must engage the very best minds with diverse opinions."

Gov. Pat McCrory voiced the same skepticism on the CBS News program "Face the Nation" on Feb. 16, when he was asked by host Bob Schieffer whether he still believes, as he said in 2008, that global warming is "in God's hands."

"I feel that there's always been climate change. The debate is, really, how much of it is man-made and how much will it cost to have any impact on climate change. My main argument is, let's clean up the environment, and as mayor and now as governor, I'm spending my time cleaning our air, cleaning our water, cleaning the ground."

I'd really like to see Pat operating his air/water/ground cleaning machine, but apparently it's got a cloaking device.


Pay no attention

To that climate change behind the curtain.

Skvarla is a pox on our state.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014