Trump's NASA Chief Changed His Mind on Climate Change. He Is a Scientific Hero.
When asked why he changed his mind, Bridenstine told The Washington Post, "I heard a lot of experts, and I read a lot. I came to the conclusion myself that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, that we've put a lot of it into the atmosphere, and therefore we have contributed to the global warming that we've seen."
Democracy depends on citizens having knowledge and being a part of the environmental decision making process - being shut out results in growing gaps between those who are protected and those who are not.