EPA continues to diminish the credibility of the agency’s expert advisory committees. In January 2019, Wheeler appointed John Christy, a controversial professor of atmospheric science, to the Science Advisory Board. Christy rejects the fact that climate change is largely driven by human activity and has been outspoken against regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Christy stated that he would use his new position on the board to try to convince other members that global rising temperatures are caused by nature rather than people. Board members like Christy undermine the scientific expertise those committees are meant to provide.
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This post was edited for clarity on Jan. 28, 2020.