3/13/2017 – Scott Saleska joins 30 Climate Scientists in letter correcting EPA chief Scott Pruitt
30 leading scientists (led by Nobel laureate Mario Molina, and including 3 from U. of Arizona: Scott Saleska, Jonathan Overpeck, Joellen Russell) respond to EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s doubt that human-emitted CO2 is a cause of warming.
The letter notes that “focusing on disagreements over details, or among a few individuals on the margins of consensus, or on the uncertainties that are part of any accurate statement of scientific knowledge, misses the big picture: human beings are changing the Earth’s climate. This key conclusion follows from the basic laws of physics. Just as there is no escaping gravity when one steps off a cliff, there is no escaping the warming that follows when we add extra carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere”
See coverage in the Washington Post and Inside Climate News. See Scott Saleska’s related blog post, Déjà vu all over again on Climate science?
See the full text of scientists’ letter here.