A major blow to anti-global warming advocates occurred on Wednesday when House Republicans passed a bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to release data used to support new regulations to protect human health and the environment.
The bill was approved and moved to the Senate in a 228-194 vote.
"The days of 'trust me' science are over," Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas said.
In recent days, Democrats have moved their attention on President Donald Trump from Russia conspiracies to the overall destruction of the planet.
“Make no mistake, the Trump administration’s rampage against the environment presents an existential threat to the entire planet,” John Podesta, former campaign chairman for the failed Clinton campaign, wrote in the Washington Post on Wednesday.
CNN's Van Jones wrote President Trump "may have just signed a death warrant for our planet" in regards to recent executive actions against the EPA.
And according to another report, scientist and Wharton School Professor J. Scott Armstrong says that fewer than one percent of modern scientists use the scientific method.
“We also go through journals and rate how well they conform to the scientific method. I used to think that maybe 10 percent of papers in my field...were maybe useful. Now it looks like maybe, one tenth of one percent follow the scientific method,” Armstrong said. “People just don’t do it.”