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STOP the ‘political assaults,’ say 255 US scientists

Posted by feww on May 7, 2010

POWER DOWN or FACE DEATH—Fire-Earth

“The reality of anthropogenic climate change can no longer be debated on scientific grounds”

James Hurrell of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research said.

“The imperative is to act aggressively to reduce carbon emissions and dependency on fossil fuels”

“When someone says that society should wait until scientists are absolutely certain before taking any action, it is the same as saying society should never take action,” the 255 scientists wrote in an open letter published by the journal Science.

“For a problem as potentially catastrophic as climate change, taking no action poses a dangerous risk for our planet,” they added, saying that they were deeply disturbed by “recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular.”

Scientists conveyed the same message on Thursday before the U.S. House of Representatives panel on energy independence and climate change, a report said.

“The reality of anthropogenic climate change can no longer be debated on scientific grounds,” James Hurrell of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research told the committee. “The imperative is to act aggressively to reduce carbon emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.”

The equation is simple and the longer you wait, the worse the conditions get: Power down now, or face large scale death and destruction—Fire-Earth

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