It's not a question at times about, global warming's occurring, the climate's changing, that's not the debate. The debate is, how do we in 2017 know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100? That's not science as much as it is kind of predictability if you will. And what are you basing that upon?
And so there are questions that make up this space, that I think the American people deserve in open, honest, transparent discussion about those things. And I would say this to you as well, this agency, for the last several years, has been more focused on what might be happening in 2100, as opposed to what is happening today.
You look at the threat in our water supply, it's one of the greatest threats we have to our health in this country. And there's infrastructure that is aging that needs to be replaced. That to me is something very tangible, very important that we can achieve for the American people.
But yet people sometimes wanna sit and say let's pontificate or speculate about what the ideal global average surface temperature should be in 2100.