An interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft explained that she believes in “both sides of the science” surrounding climate change.
“I think that both sides have their own results, from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science,” Craft said.
She noted that President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change might be different than Canada’s but that both want to “better our environment and to maintain the environment.”
Trump has said that he doesn’t believe in climate change, to believing it was caused by China and most recently that he might believe in it, but disagrees humans aren’t responsible for an increase carbon emissions. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes in climate science and that humans should do their part to cut their carbon footprint.
Craft’s husband, Joe Craft, owns Alliance Resource Partners, a billion-dollar coal company that donated more than $2 million to Trump’s presidential campaign. The company is the third-largest coal producer in the eastern United States.
The internet did what it does best – break out into mockery for what they thought was so illogical it was comical. You can see the best takedowns below:
Me: "Doc, what's the diagnosis?"
Doctor: "I'm afraid you have cancer."
Me: "Hmm. What's the other side of the science?"
Doctor: "You don't have cancer."
Me: "Wow, I feel better already." https://t.co/umuRFpfQap
— Robert Draper (@DraperRobert) December 6, 2018
"I believe we should pay attention to all of the facts and also all of the non-facts."
— Mark Pitcavage (@egavactip) December 6, 2018
Does she believe in both sides of the science on the flat earth debate as well?
— Brian LaBelle (@brianlabelle) December 6, 2018
Give it an hour
— Dyan London (@DyanLondon444) December 6, 2018
— David F. Soros (@WiselinePRT) December 6, 2018
Sea Rise Barbie
— David G. (@dgiuli1) December 6, 2018
I'm having diarrhea.
I see both sides of my bodies internal argument.
Can we now stop "both siding" everything.
— thegreatchuckbambino (@ChuckMastan) December 6, 2018
“Both sides of science?” Sheesh. Imagine if Newton believed in both sides of gravity. “What goes up must come down! Or, as a lot of people are saying, it could also keep going up!” 🙄
— Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig) December 6, 2018
As for the science, I am a strong believer in the that @USAmbCanada, Kelly Craft, is not a stack of feral muskrats in a trench coat.
I mean, how would that even work?
— Robyn Wyrick (@robynwyrick) December 6, 2018
There's only one side of science: fact.
Anything else is opinion.
— Ben Davis (@davisbe) December 6, 2018
I'm sorry? Where's the data and years of scientific study and review proving the other sides theory that it isn't happening? There isn't any. One side has painstakingly studied the subject while the other side sits in its bath robe screaming at the clouds. Yeah, both credible😒
— Scott (@Phins4Ev) December 6, 2018
This is the kind of meaningless equivocation people need to make under a bad leader. Someone has to be ambassador to Canada, and they won't stay there if they're gung-ho about tackling climate change. The tone is set at the top.
— Helen Jackson (@HelenJackson0) December 6, 2018
There. Are. No. Both. Sides. In. Science.
— Becky Brunton (@BeckyIB) December 6, 2018
There are no two sides. One is all the scientists who have studied it and the other are people deciding not to believe it.
— Aimee Giese (@Greeblehaus) December 6, 2018
She should be asked to back up her statements, give actual examples of what she calls “ both sides”. She clearly has no knowledge of either side.
— K Bessen (@KBessen) December 6, 2018
The two sides of the science are: climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity has ever created or faced and climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity has ever created or faced. Those, according to science, are the only two sides to it.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 6, 2018
Pretty sure she's given more thought to her eyebrows than to climate change science. With equally odd results.
— okay (@nj713) December 6, 2018
Science is like math….there is only a right side and a wrong side
— Kelz (@kelz_dc) December 6, 2018
— lucky (@wish2wall) December 6, 2018
The kind in which one's spouse is a billionaire coal man.
— H Theixos, PhD (@moralinjuryblog) December 6, 2018
So, she's saying that climate change is real, also climate change doesn't exist. Riiight. 🤔
— Vonne (@snorman33331) December 6, 2018
In the alternate reality where science and not-science are the same thing?
— Very Stable Genius Au Pair (@TwitsForMiles) December 6, 2018
Money can’t buy smarts.
— Pat Nelson (@pnelson207) December 6, 2018
Does she believe in “both sides of the science” on heliocentrism?
— Alcoholophile (@alcoholophile) December 6, 2018
Heliocentrism is the science that the Earth and other plants revolve around the sun.
"I think a Snickers is both a Mars Bar and an aardvark" – I mean WTF is she attempting to say here? @usembassyottawa – this makes NO sense.
— Keith Randall 2018, Official Year of Hope (@KeithRandall10) December 6, 2018
Just when you thought nothing could beat Sarah Palin. Allow me to introduce Kelly Craft. I believe in both sides on climate change? https://t.co/542sEf0aKy
— Ellen Seats (@ellieseats) December 6, 2018
It's about high time we make social science and humanistic training core to STEM. It may not solve everything but given "U.S. ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft says she believes 'both sides' of climate science" the crisis is urgent. https://t.co/41fpOLTEuQ https://t.co/X2N8lOkiOi
— Bielzabub Coleman (@BiellaColeman) December 6, 2018
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