White House to Set Up Panel to Challenge Climate Change Consensus: Report

The White House plans to create a panel to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and counter conclusions that the continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet, The Washington Post reports. The panel will reportedly be made up of a group of select federal scientists who question the severity of climate change and the extent to which humans contribute to the problem, according to three administration officials. The panel would be the Trump administration's most concrete effort yet to challenge the science on climate change. The scientific consensus is that greenhouse gas emissions are helping drive global warming, and that the world could face dire consequences unless their is an international effort to curb carbon output over the next few decades.