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'Hey, we can turn sea-level rise into a win-win, right?'

An absolutely true news item: EPA chief Scott Pruitt told an interviewer that climate change might not be a bad thing, saying: "We know humans have most flourished during times of, what, warming trends. ... Do we really know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100?"

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Other muddled, unscientific thoughts that one can easily imagine Scott Pruitt saying someday:

"You always hear these climate-change nerds squawk about

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