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We now know what science is going to look like under President Donald J. Trump.
The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Thursday tweeted a Breitbart News article that casts doubt on the reality of climate change.
The article cites U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail, which reported on a study that found global temperatures fell by 1 degree Celsius since the middle of this year. The paper’s report puts the theory of human-caused climate change in question, and suggests that an El Niño weather patter caused historically high temperatures in 2016.
Problem is, one study’s findings—as accurate as they may be—is not the same as fact, and climate scientists overwhelmingly believe 2016’s high temperatures are indicative of climate change, and that human activity contributes to climate change.
“The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years,” says NASA.
In response to the tweet, Democratic and independent members of Congress derided the House committee for championing conspiracy theories.
Adding to the lawmakers’ dismay is the fact that Steve Bannon, co-founder of Breitbart and the Trump campaign’s CEO, will serve as the president-elect’s chief strategist. But the House Science Committee, led by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), has regularly championed beliefs not held by the scientific community at large.
Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of TheWeek.com, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.