Donald Trump has been the center of controversy ever since he announced his candidacy. At first, most of the members of the political scene believed that the entire thing was a hoax, but now, over 370 scientists founded a website and wrote an open letter to the GOP candidate in which they explained in detail why Trump’s views on climate change are wrong and how his judgement will affect the United States.
The website responsiblescientists.org was founded with the sole intention of presenting compelling evidence against Trump’s proposition of getting the United States out of the Paris Accord.
The letter represents the communal work of 375 scientists, all of them members of the National Academy of Sciences, 30 of them being Nobel laureates. Steven Hawking’s name is among the notable scientists who signed the open letter and the final effort to convince the Republican candidate to accept that climate change is real.
When referring to the possible withdrawal from the Paris accords, the scientists used the term “Parexit,” as a reference to the controversy sparked by the United Kingdom when it decided to leave the European Union.
The Paris Agreement, with which Donald Trump publicly disagrees, is an agreement reached by 195 nations during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Paris. The meeting had one goal, that of coordinating and combining the efforts of almost 200 countries in order to stop the disastrous effects of climate change.
President Barack Obama participated in the talks, and he is a known supporter of the agreement, and so is the current Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
However, in order to be a supporter of the Paris agreement, you must first believe that climate change exists. Otherwise, you are faced to be a part of a community that fights against something that you, personally, consider is just an elaborate Chinese scheme to take over the American industry.
This is the case of Donald Trump. He openly opposes the United States’ participation in the Accord because he is not convinced that climate change exists.
There have been numerous interviews in which the GOP nominee spoke about climate change, every time admitting that he is a denier. He was also a big fan of the Climate Hustle movie, a project very dear to his fellow Republican, Sarah Palin.
All in all, it’s not that Donald Trump wants to make it seem like the United States doesn’t care about the environment, he’s just not convinced that climate change is a threat, and he prefers to focus his attention on more substantive matters.
What are your views on climate change?
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