Based on well-established evidence, about 97 percent of climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening,” the world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, reported in 2014.
And just as “physicians, cardiovascular scientists, public health experts, and others all agree smoking causes cancer,” the AAAS pointed out that “a similar consensus now exists among climate scientists, a consensus that maintains climate change is happening, and human activity is the cause.”
That’s why every major government in the world not only agrees with this overwhelming scientific understanding — they unanimously agreed in December 2015 to not burn most of the world’s fossil fuels and instead keep ratcheting down carbon pollution to avoid multiple catastrophic impacts.
Our new president, however, who prefers finger-in-the-wind tweets to rock-solid science, has vowed to kill the Paris climate deal and reverse U.S. climate action. And he has surrounded himself with climate science deniers.
The media is paralyzed.
But imagine if Trump had pledged to block U.S. and global efforts to reduce smoking, surrounded himself with people who denied the risks of smoking, and kept tweeting about the people who smoked and didn’t get cancer.
The fact is cigarettes harm people. So does carbon pollution. To assert otherwise is to champion disease and disaster.
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