By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason.
"I don't believe it's a hoax," Rep. Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing.
"The climate is changing. The debate is what is that influence and what can we do," said the Montana Republican.