UK PM Theresa May nukes climate change department, appoints a climate denier as Climate Secretary

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One of Theresa May’s first act as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was to shutter the Department for Energy and Climate Change, moving the climate change to a new entity called the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, with Andrea Leadsom — who, as Energy Minister, celebrated her first day on the job in 2015 by asking the civil service “Is climate change real?” and giving the UK coal industry a role in answering the question — as Environment Secretary.
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