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“A thermometer isn’t Democrat or Republican.”

Before the AGU meeting I read John Abraham's article 'Trump begins filling environmental posts with clowns' in which he made the following point:

"Or Trump could attend the world’s largest geophysics meeting, which occurs in just a few weeks (American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting). He could walk around with a TV camera and a clipboard. Ask any random 10 scientists any question on climate change. Let’s see how their answers compare to the information he is going to get from his handpicked insiders."

Trump most likely would never do this. Nor can I possibly know what kind of questions he would ask if he did visit the AGU Fall Meeting. But I can ask scientists what their message to Trump would be if they had a chance to speak to him. That one paragraph from Abraham's article inspired me to do just that. During the Fall Meeting I asked several scientists what their message would be and compiled their responses into this video.

President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax.” Now, the very people who study the climate for a living are urging him to change his point of view before it’s too late for all of us. 

Real Skeptic editor Collin Maessen asked climate scientists attending the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting what they would say if they could speak to Trump. And most of them made it clear that not only was there near-universal agreement on the science of climate change, but that this shouldn’t be an issue for politics. 

A thermometer isn’t Democrat or Republican,” Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, said in the clip. “It doesn’t give us a different answer depending on how we vote.” 

Check out the full video above.

(h/t Sarah E Myhre PhD)

by: Ed Mazza

Overnight Editor

The Huffington Post

01/20/2017 04:49 am ET


original story HERE

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