The President isn’t the only one reading research from Heritage. The left-leaning magazine, The Scientific American, is also paying attention.
Last Thursday, The Scientific American named Dayaratna as a candidate to be feared by proponents of climate change concerns.
The article stated that:
A number of people who reject the findings of mainstream climate science are being considered by the Trump administration for spots on EPA’s Science Advisory Board, a voluntary but influential panel that reviews science used in environmental regulations.
Regarding Dayaratna’s role:
Kevin Dayaratna, a statistician at the conservative Heritage Foundation: His report was cited by Trump as a reason to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. It claimed that the agreement could shrink U.S. gross domestic product by $2.5 trillion within two decades.
On June 2, President Trump announced the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. His decision was greatly influenced by a report written by Kevin Dayaratna, a Senior Statistician and Research Programmer in Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, titled “Consequences of Paris Protocol: Devastating Economic Costs, Essentially Zero Environmental Benefits”.
Now, the Trump administration is considering new members for the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, which reviews scientific findings used in environmental regulations.
Kevin Dayaratna is one of those candidates.
With people like Dayaratna on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, global warming alarmists will be forced to contend with reason and facts.
How great of a role should government play in environmental regulation?