Trump's NASA leader should explain his 'evolution' on climate change | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) was sworn in as NASA administrator in April, after facing criticism over his past skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. During a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, however, Bridenstine conceded to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) that his viewpoint has evolved, and he no longer disputes “that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.”

“Whereas [EPA administrator] Scott Pruitt has taken the opposite approach and tried to inject his ideology into the climate science, Bridenstine has shown some capacity for public growth,” LBJ Professor Josh Busby said.