This article is a reblog from Prof. Scott Mandia’s Blog “Global Warming: Man or Myth?” and is entitled “375 World’s Top Scientists: Trump is Dangerous“. I am reblogging it without comment except to say that it serves as a great follow-up piece to my previous two articles.
Featured image: August 2016 (last month) global temperature map. NASA has determined that last month was the hottest August on record since record keeping began in 1880.
On September 20, 2016, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States.
The problem of human-caused climate change is real, serious, and immediate, and that this problem poses significant risks: to our ability to thrive and build a better future, to national security, to human health and food production, and to the interconnected web of living systems.
The letter also calls out Trump:
The political system also has tipping points. Thus it is of great concern that the Republican nominee for President has advocated U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord. A “Parexit” would send a clear signal to the rest of…
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