In the weeks since the election, Trump has only added to scientists’ concerns by selecting climate change denier Myron Ebell and fossil fuel lobbyist Mike McKenna to lead transition work at the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and oil executive Harold Hamm are front-runners to head the Interior Department, and Trump’s senior adviser on space policy wants to eliminate NASA’s research into climate change.
This petition is in support of More than 2,300 brave scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize recipients, who have a penned an open letter for Donald Trump about Climate Change.To President-elect Donald Trump:
We, the undersigned urge you to take immediate and sustained action against human-caused climate change. We write as concerned individuals, united in recognizing that the science is unequivocal and America must respond.
Climate change threatens America’s economy, national security, and public health and safety. Some communities are already experiencing its impacts, with low-income and minority groups disproportionately affected.
At this crucial juncture in human history, countries look to the United States to pick up the mantle of leadership: to take steps to strengthen, not weaken USA’s efforts to tackle this crisis. With the eyes of the world upon USA, and amidst uncertainty and concern about how your administration will address this issue, we ask that you begin by taking the following steps upon taking office:
- Make America a clean energy leader.
- Reduce carbon pollution and America’s dependence on fossil fuels.
- Enhance America’s climate preparedness and resilience
- Publicly acknowledge that climate change is a real, human-caused, and urgent threat
- Protect scientific integrity in policymaking.
- Uphold America’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement
You have the support of the majority of companies, military leaders, scientists, engineers, citizens and most of Your Customers ( Trump Brand) to respond to the threats posed by climate change by reducing carbon pollution and expanding clean energy. Many of America’s largest cities and states are already committed to doing so. We urge you to decide if you want your Presidency to be defined by denial and disaster, or acceptance and action.
Citizens of Planet