Deb Haaland’s interesting take on climate change

Scientists widely agree that climate change is real. After all, we’ve had ice ages and other major climate shifts over millions of years. And then humans came along. Native Americans managed their environment. In the story below which is from the Los Alamos Monitor and ran in August 2019 Haaland claims that “climate change in the US started when Europeans arrived and started killing the buffalo.”

It’s an interesting take. There is no doubt that killing the bison was a tragedy and undoubtedly had an impact on the climate. That said, I hope the Senate takes a hard look at her views and whether she has scientific underpinnings for her policy views on how to manage federal lands.