"EPA: People Are Dying From Dirty Water, Not Climate — Wheeler"

"EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler believes water scarcity — not climate change — is the biggest global environmental threat.

He made that point twice today, first in an interview with CBS News that aired this morning and later during remarks at a Wilson Center event.

Climate change, he told CBS's Major Garrett, 'is an important issue we have to address and we are addressing.'

'But most of the threats from climate change are 50 to 75 years out,' he continued. 'What we need to do is make sure the people who are dying today from lack of drinking water in Third World countries, that that problem is addressed.'"

Ariel Wittenberg reports for Greenwire March 20, 2019.

Source: Greenwire, 03/21/2019