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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (Photo by Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

Since his appointment as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt garnered ire for his promotion of fossil fuels and rollbacks on pollution controls. Tuesday during an interview with KSNV, he explained his reasoning to the collective eyeroll of climate scientists and environmental activists alike.

We know humans have most flourished during times of warming trends. There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming that necessarily is a bad thing.”

While acknowledgment that global warming exists marks a step in the right direction, the assertion that it's not necessarily a bad thing is a leap backwards according to experts.

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