Betsy DeVos Discusses Climate Change

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reads to students at Eagle Academy Public Charter School in Washington, Friday, June 2, 2017. DeVos says she believes climate is changing but is refusing to discuss the implications of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a major climate pact. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she believes the climate is changing but is refusing to discuss the implications of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a major climate pact.

Asked during a visit to a charter school on Friday whether she believes in climate change, DeVos said, “Certainly, the climate changes, yes.”

But she wouldn’t answer a question about whether climate change was caused by human activity and its impact.

She said, “I think we are going to continue to be a part of that conversation as he is committed to doing.”

DeVos on Thursday issued a statement backing Trump’s decision as it rolls back “the unrealistic and overreaching regulatory actions” of the Obama administration.

The decision has been met with criticism from environmentalists around the world.

Source: Associated Press