GOP Arizona Governor ‘Skeptical’ That Climate Change Is Caused By Humans

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said Thursday during a press conference that he believed in climate change but wasn’t convinced humans were responsible for causing it, the Arizona Capitol Times newspaper reported.

Ducey’s comments were made in response to Arizona’s long-term drought and the possibility that climate change is responsible for it, according to the paper.

“We just went through a great briefing of all the experts,” Ducey reportedly said. “They informed me that the climate is changing. … It’s going to get warmer here.”

“What I am skeptical about is what human activity has to do with it,” he said, according to the Capitol Times.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: