E&E News and Scientific American: Supreme Court Nominee Barrett Resisted Climate Science, but Other Judges Have Embraced It

October 16, 2020

There shouldn’t be any dispute within the judiciary on the question of human-caused warming after the Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark climate case Massachusetts v. EPA, said Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center. The ruling led to EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gases and granted the agency its authority to regulate them.

She and others raised concerns about how the global warming questions were asked by lawmakers, as though one can “believe” in climate change as opposed to accepting it as undisputed.

“It’s a scientific fact, the same way that gravity or the coronavirus virus being contagious, or smoking causing cancer is,” Arroyo said, “and so the fact that you even have to ask that and get a non-answer for three days is alarming to me.”

Read the full article by Jennifer Hijazi in Scientific American.