Finally a breath of air. (I almost said “fresh air.”) Scott Pruitt, a member of the flat earth society, has announced that carbon dioxide is not a significant contributor to global warming. Mr. Pruitt, an Oklahoman with no background in science, has found that the EPA, which he now heads, along with NOAA and NASA, have for decades been engaged in sloppy science. NASA’s sloppy approach to science has caused him to believe that the moon landing was staged in a television studio, and — like global warming — is a global hoax launched by a conspiracy of so-called scientists. Mr. Pruitt brings to the table — swept clean of science — common sense.
This is clearly another step in the freeing of America from the fetters of restraint that have prevented it from being great. This administration will at last free us from institutional checks and balances (why should Americans be “checked? And why should our leaders be “balanced?”), disagreeable media, and suffocating science. Once again our country will soar like an eagle and perhaps see that the world is flat, as understood in the Middle Ages.