As frustrating as the debate about climate change in 2019 can be, at least we know there are two clear sides to the argument: there are people, like Donald Trump, who believe it’s all a hoax, and there are people who believe strong scientific evidence that shows the alarming impacts it is having and will continue to have on our planet.
But now, Kelly Craft, the next US ambassador to the United Nations, has added another, rather unique, perspective to the dispute, claiming that she actually respects “both sides” of climate change science.
Yes, you read that right – because apparently science now has two sides.
In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2017, Craft says:
I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate.
I think both sides have their own results from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science.
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Craft, whose billionaire husband is also the president of one of the largest coal producers in the US, was praised by the US president on Friday,as he took to Twitter to say she's done "an outstanding job" and that he has "no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level".
Craft, who is also the US ambassador to Canada as of last week, said that while Trump's approach to climate change is different from the Canadian government's, both countries have the same goal: to "better our environment and to maintain the environment".
Such curious words do not go unnoticed these days, as people were quick to take to Twitter to express their profound confusion at her statements.
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