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Faso believes humans impact climate

Mar 16, 2017 12:05 am
Matthew Hamilton reports in Capitol Confidential that Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) believes that humans have affected the earth's climate. Faso and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Essex County) on March 15 joined a House resolution that says humans have had an impact on climate change. Stefanik and former Rep. Chris Gibson previously signed a similar resolution in 2015. Last week new Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” he told CNBC. “But we don’t know that yet. … We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.” Read the full story in Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.