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Leading Trump Climate Sceptic Visits No 10

Pilita Clark, Financial Times

A former adviser to Donald Trump who says fears about global warming have been exaggerated by a “climate-industrial complex” met with Theresa May’s advisers in Downing Street on Tuesday.


Myron Ebell, pictured outside 10 Downing Street, led Mr Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency until the inauguration Reuters

Myron Ebell, a prominent climate sceptic who led the Environmental Protection Agency transition team for the Trump administration, met advisers but not senior staff or ministers, a Number 10 spokesman said.

“Climate change was not discussed,” the spokesman added, though he declined to say what topics were mentioned, nor whom Mr Ebell saw….

Mr Ebell, who did not return requests for comment, is the director of the centre for energy and environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian Washington DC think-tank.

He has been in the UK on his way to a conservative environmental conference in Brussels.

He told reporters in London on Monday he believed the environmental movement was “the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world” and was confident Mr Trump would act on his campaign pledges to scrap the Paris accord.

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see also GWPF & FPA Press Briefing with Myron Ebell. 30 January 2017