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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday refused to say whether climate change is caused by humans.
“I don’t think I’m competent to opine on what causes global warming or not,” Barrett said in response to questioning from Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
There is overwhelming evidence that the planet is warming and the vast majority of scientists agree this can be attributed to human activities.
Barrett during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing also suggested that her views on global warming are not relevant to her position as a judge.
The Supreme Court is set to hear a case related to climate change in 2021. More than four-in-10 voters (42%) say climate change is “very important” to their vote in the 2020 election, according to a survey from Pew Research Center released in August.
Amy Coney Barrett evades Sen. Blumenthal’s climate change questions: “I don’t think I’m competent to opine on what causes global warming or not.” pic.twitter.com/gJv3bUQcGN
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Barrett on Tuesday also echoed a talking point from Republican politicians who’ve expressed skepticism on climate science. In response to a question from GOP Sen. John Kennedy on climate change, Barrett said, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics