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

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Excerpt from the Washington Post -- “'The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television — challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat,' Reuters’ Valerie Volcovici reports. '[EPA Administrator Scott] Pruitt said his desire for the agency to host an ongoing climate change debate was inspired by two articles published in April — one in the Wall Street Journal by theoretical physicist Steve Koonin, who served as undersecretary of energy under Obama – and one by conservative columnist Brett Stephens in the New York Times. Koonin’s article made the case that climate science should use the ‘red team-blue team’ methodology used by the national security community to test assumptions.'"

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