EPA is what is called an "independent agency, Pruitt can, and may well, go ahead with the Red Team exercise.
In Congressional testimony last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said there is probably a red team/blue team exercise coming soon, to officially explore the climate change debate.
There is a lot of talk about having a formal debate between climate scientists who believe in dangerous human caused climate change and those who are skeptical. Well it turns out that there has actually been such a debate and there is a transcript of it that anyone can read or analyze.
Peer review is the evaluation of submitted journal articles that report specific research results. The Red Team will critique a huge assessment report that purports to summarize an entire body of science.
The politicized federal "Climate Science Special Report" presents a perfect opportunity for red team blue team fact and science checking.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to hold a TV debate on climate change science makes a lot of sense.
Holdren argued the scientific peer-review process already acts as a check on bad science, further arguing a red team exercise is a ‘right-wing’ plot against climate science.