US Environmental Agency Chief Says Humans Contribute to Global Warming

© Reuters. EPA’s Pruitt answers questions about the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, said on Friday that he believes human activity plays a role in global warming, but measuring that contribution precisely is difficult.

Speaking to reporters at the White House a day after President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Pruitt declined to directly answer questions about whether the president still believed global warming was a hoax, as he had said during the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Pruitt said that he had indicated that global warming is happening and that “human activity contributes to it in some way. Accurately measuring, from my perspective, the degree of human contribution is very challenging.”

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