Exclusive: chair of Elders group also says fossil fuel firms have lost their social licence
Let Science Speak“I believe that climate change denial is not just ignorant, it is malign, it is evil, and it amounts to an attempt to deny human rights to some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.” — @TheElders chairman Mary Robinson
A top climate scientist quit USDA, following others who say Trump has politicized science.
Let Science Speak“To ignore [science]. To just dismiss it and say ‘oh that's political' ... I don't have the words to describe that. It's surreal. It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie.”
—@USDA scientist Dr. Lewis Ziska
Maria Caffrey alleges she lost her job at the National Park Service because she refused to eliminate mentions of human-caused climate change from a report.
Let Science Speak“The point of the lawsuit is to get on the record what the Trump administration is doing to scientists and that that's not OK. It’s important that we stand up and fight back.”
Thank you, @Dr_Caffrey. We stand with you. #letsciencespeak
There’s a lot of confusion about climate change out there, especially when it comes to finding the most viable solutions to address it…
Let Science Speak.@GlobalEcoGuy: “Climate change is not just an energy problem; it’s about 62% an energy problem — food & land use are also crucially important — and so are leaking natural gas pipelines, landfills, cement, and refrigerant gasses.”
Renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann got an apology Friday from a think tank that published an interview attacking his reputation. In the fight against climate disinformation, experts like him are turning to new arenas.
In a significant escalation, policymakers are seeking to undermine or discard research showing the most dire risks of inaction on climate change.
Let Science Speak“What we have here is a pretty blatant attempt to politicize the science — to push the science in a direction that’s consistent with [Trumpian] politics. It reminds me of the Soviet Union.” —Dr. Philip Duffy @WoodsHoleResCtr
Efforts to inspire more action against climate change have moved from trying to scare you to telling how you can make a difference.
Let Science Speak.@KHayhoe: “What motivates people to care and to act is an awareness of the genuine solutions: a new clean-energy future, improving our standard of living, and building local jobs and the local economy.”
Barry Lee Myers is the wrong person to lead the nation’s premier weather and ocean science agency.
Let Science Speak.@JaneLubchenco: “Mr. Myers is unfit to lead the nation’s premier weather and ocean science agency. By rejecting his nomination, the Senate will ensure that NOAA’s broader scientific mission continues unimpeded.”
Misinformation is a tool of oppression and it has no place in classrooms.
Let Science Speak.@MichaelEMann: “Misinformation is a tool of oppression and it has no place in classrooms. Presenting information to our kids through the lens of partisan politics corrupts the goals of education.”
Despite scientists' initial concerns, federal climate change data sets are still available. But other documents and web pages have changed over the last year.
Let Science Speak“Federal agencies have tampered with information about climate change. Documents have disappeared, web pages have vanished and language has shifted in ways that appear to reflect the policies of the new administration.” #LetScienceSpeak
When the US government is doing nothing to stop climate change, do your personal choices even matter? Here’s how climate scientists are — and aren’t — changing their lives.
Let Science SpeakWhen the US government is doing nothing to stop climate change, do your personal choices matter? Here’s how climate scientists @coralsncaves @KHayhoe are — and aren’t — changing their lives.