‘It’s Called Ignorance’: CNN’s Cuomo and Trump Adviser Have Testy Face-Off on Climate Change

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-8-24-11-am-1Donald Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci and CNN’s Chris Cuomo had a testy confrontation over climate change on Wednesday.

Appearing on New Day, Scaramucci disputed the idea that there is an “overwhelming consensus” within the scientific community that “man’s actions have an impact on science.”

“Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the earth was flat,” Scaramucci said.

To which Cuomo replied: “It’s called ignorance. You learn over time.”

Cuomo added, “I just want you to understand, it’s not ideological for me. I’m just stating to you what the proposition is from the scientific community.”

“But it isn’t for me either,” Scaramucci said.

Cuomo looked bewildered by this, and shot back: “But you don’t accept the science.”

“Thats not what I said,” Scaramucci replied. “I said I’m not certain about it.”

NASA has long said that there is a scientific consensus that Earth’s climate is warming, noting on its website, “Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree.” Studies come from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the Hadley Center for Climatic Research, NOAA National Center for Environmental Information, and the Japanese Meteorological Agency. The American Association for the Advancement of Science wrote in 2006, “The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society.”

Watch the full exchange above, via CNN.

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