Error creating new stencil component project

Enter command:

npm init stencil



Get the following exception. Not sure what to do. Seems as though it is something that I have configured but I do not know what/where/how to fix. Thanks.

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      throw er; // Unhandled 'error' event

Error: self signed certificate in certificate chain
    at TLSSocket.onConnectSecure (_tls_wrap.js:1051:34)
    at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:189:13)
    at TLSSocket._finishInit (_tls_wrap.js:633:8)
Emitted 'error' event at:
    at TLSSocket.socketErrorListener (_http_client.js:392:9)
    at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:189:13)
    at emitErrorNT (internal/streams/destroy.js:82:8)
    at emitErrorAndCloseNT (internal/streams/destroy.js:50:3)
    at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:63:19)