Trump Adviser: Global Warming Could Be Disproven Just Like Flat Earth Theory (VIDEO)

An adviser to President-elect Donald Trump compared the scientific consensus that human beings contribute to global warming to old scientific theories that were proven to be incorrect, including flat earth theory and geocentrism.

During an interview on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday morning, Anthony Scaramucci was asked why Trump’s transition team, on which he is a member of the executive committee, sent a lengthy questionnaire asking for the names of individuals working on climate change to employees at the Department of Energy.

Scaramucci evaded host Chris Cuomo’s question, but eventually implied that belief in human-related climate change was a partisan concern on which scientists shouldn’t be trusted, rather than the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community.

“Look, I know that the current president believes that human beings are affecting the climate. There are scientists that believe that that’s not happening,” Scaramucci began, before Cuomo interrupted him.

“The overwhelming consensus in the scientific community is that man’s actions have an impact on science,” Cuomo said. “You have to correct that whenever it comes out. Go ahead.”

“Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the Earth was flat,” Scaramucci responded. “And there was an overwhelming science that we were the center of the world.”

Scaramucci presumably was referencing the theory of geocentrism, which held that the Earth was the center of the universe. Copernicus disproved that theory in the 16th century.

“It’s called ignorance,” Cuomo said. “You learn over time.”

Scaramucci wasn’t convinced. Later in the conversation, he said the Trump team simply wanted “common sense solutions. Non-ideological.”

“Some of the stuff that you’re reading and some of the stuff I’m reading is very ideologically-based about the climate. We don’t want it to be that way,” he said.

He later added, “I’m saying people have gotten things wrong throughout the 5,500-year history of our planet.”

Watch below via CNN:

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