As President, Donald Trump Should Embrace Science On Climate Change

Nature: Science under President Trump
Editorial Board

“…During his campaign, [Donald Trump] advocated energy independence for the United States … But he has railed against subsidies for solar and wind power, and has promised to tear up regulations that aim to trim the expansion and continuation of fossil-fuel use. He has also threatened to take the United States out of the newly enforced Paris agreement to tackle carbon emissions. … The world has made its decision on climate change. … The businessman soon to take over the White House must realize that the logical response is not to cry hoax and turn his back. The politician in Trump should do what he promised in his campaign: reject political orthodoxy and listen to the U.S. people. His Republican Party’s position on climate change is rooted in the past. … He should leave the solar panels on the [White House] roof. He should leave the Paris agreement alone. He should leave behind his damaging and unpopular attitudes and embrace reality, rationality, and evidence” (11/9).

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