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New U.S. Ambassador to Canada Respects 'Both Sides' of Climate Science

The dumb is strong with this one. 

SCIENCE AF STAFF
25 OCT 2017
 

Kelly Knight Craft is an American business owner, Republican donor, wife of a Kentucky coal magnate, and now, thanks to her support for President Trump, a first-time diplomat.

 

On Monday, Craft assumed her post as the first female U.S. ambassador to Canada and immediately revealed just how little she understands science. 

In an interview with CBC's Rosemary Barton, when Craft was asked about the difference between Trump and Trudeau's climate policies, she replied:

"Well, I think that the approach may seem different but we all have the same goal, and that is to better our environment and to maintain the environment. Therefore, I feel like our administration has been on top of this..."

Craft said she believed the U.S. could "absolutely" fight climate change even if they withdrew from the Paris Accord. 

Still, it wasn't until Craft was asked if she herself believed in climate change that the extent of her scientific understanding was truly realised. 

"I believe there's science on both sides that are accurate," she said.

When Barton asked her if she thought there was scientific evidence that man was not causing climate change, Craft replied: 

"Well, I think that both sides have their own results from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science."

Craft did not elaborate on how she thought that science could simultaneously prove and disprove human-caused climate change.

She now joins a long list of Trump appointees who deny the science behind climate change.

Watch a clip from the interview here.