Energy Secretary Chu steps down, blasts climate-change skeptics | The Ticket - Yahoo! News
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist frequently the target of Republican criticism, announced Friday that he was stepping down in the latest shake-up of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Chu, who disclosed his decision in a letter to Energy Department staff, frequently clashed with GOP lawmakers over gas prices as well as government backing for green-energy companies like the failed firm Solyndra.
In his letter, Chu took aim directly at his critics, saying the clean-energy efforts were a success—and blasted climate-change skeptics as trapped in "the Stone Age."
He also scolded climate-change skeptics and urged a shift from fossil-fuels to other sources of energy.
"The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activity has had a significant and likely dominant role in climate change," Chu warned in his letter. "There is also increasingly compelling evidence that the weather changes we have witnessed during this thirty year time period are due to climate change."