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Professor Steve Koonin's "Red Team/Blue Team" climate exercise is cited

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Excerpt from The Federalist -- ​"Many scientists are now rejecting an open debate on anthropogenic global warming. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt appears ready to move forward with a 'red-team, blue-team' exercise, where two groups of scientists publicly challenge each other’s evidence on manmade climate change. The idea was floated during a Congressional hearing last spring and outlined in a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Steve Koonin, former undersecretary of energy in the Obama administration. Koonin said the public is unaware of the intense debate in climate science and how “consensus statements necessarily conceal judgment calls and debates and so feed the 'settled,' 'hoax' and 'don’t know' memes that plague the political dialogue around climate change.”

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