On Monday, the US Department of Energy head, Rick Perry, went on CNBC's Squawk Box to speak out against the near-universal scientific consensus on climate change. Perry, the former Texas governor who finished a disappointing 12th on Dancing With the Stars, said CO2 is not the main contributor to climate change and that scepticism of the scientific consensus on climate change is "quite all right".
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Last week, the White House announced that a bill will become law that extends U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years. Iran is now saying that is a violation of the nuclear deal that was signed in 2015. This sounds like great timing!
With his latest cabinet picks, Donald Trump has strongly signalled that his administration will do little to combat climate change, which he once called a hoax invented by the Chinese. If the US president-elect tries to stop climate research, however, California's governor has promised to fight him at every turn.
While seeking the 2012 Republican nomination, Governor Rick Perry famously proposed abolishing the US Department of Energy before forgetting what it was called on live TV, naming it as "Oops" during the GOP debates. As luck would have it, however, Perry will be nominated as Secretary of Oops under President Donald Trump, CBS News reports.