Trump Associate Doesn’t Believe Climate Change Is Really A Threat Because Venus ‘Is Still There’ ????

Steven Milloy, a lawyer and lobbyist who has served on President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team, has a Twitter account under the handle @JunkScience. If that doesn’t tell you something, just know that he has:

  • consistently disputed the consensus of the scientific community on climate change;
  • has questioned the health risks of second-hand smoke;
  • has campaigned against the 1972 ban on non-public-health uses of DDT in the United States;
  • has claimed that the World Trade Center would not have fallen during the attacks on September 11, 2001, had engineers not discontinued the use of asbestos fire-resistant lagging.

In fact, he’s popularized the term “junk science,” which he defines as “faulty scientific data and analysis used to advance special and, often, hidden agendas.”

But let’s get back to his ideas on climate change. Milloy believes that climate change can’t be a threat because Venus — you know, that other planet in the solar system? — is still hanging out, right where it’s always been.


There it is, right before your eyes, ladies and gentlemen. Earth will be fine, just fine, because Venus has 96.5% COin its atmosphere. Did we mention that Venus is completely inhospitable? (Yeah, about that…)

Milloy’s comment didn’t go over well, naturally.

One commenter quoted an article from a reputable source (i.e., not Steven Milloy) describing Venus as “the solar system’s analog into hell.”

This should explain it all but, just in case you still don’t get it, just know that:

  • Venus has a dry, desert-like landscape dotted with tons of active volcanoes;
  • Venus is covered in reflective clouds of highly sulfuric acid;
  • Venus possibly once had oceans, but they were vaporized due to the planet’s runaway greenhouse effect;
  • Venus lacks a planetary magnetic field.

If that sounds like a great place to send someone on a vacation, make sure Mr. Milloy is first in line.