On June 6, Policy Advisor and Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition Tom Harris appeared on the Charles Tendell Show discussing the complicated nature of leaving the Paris Climate Accord. Harris claims that human beings have no ability to manipulate the climate and to do so is a massive egotistical claim. He, like many who are inaccurately labeled ‘deniers’, agrees that the climate is always changing and that humans do have an impact on it, but the dispute of that impact and our ability to change that is what is at stake. The Paris Accord, brought together under President Obama’s tenure, told the United States that they must reduce their emissions far more than China or India, to the point where it damaged our economy despite promises of ‘equal footing.’
Heartland on the Radio: Tom Harris on Climate Change and the Paris Accord
Tom Harris is executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition and a policy advisor for environment policy at The Heartland Institute. He has 30 years’ experience working as a mechanical engineer and project manager, science and technology communications professional and media and science and technology advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic. For the past 10 years, Harris has been working intensively with a growing team of independent scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to a range of energy and environmental topics, climate change in particular. His main focus has been the highly controversial science underlying these issues. Along with Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University in Australia, Harris coordinated the open letter from 100 top climate experts to the Secretary General of United Nations during the Bali Climate Change Conference in December 2007.