More than 170 higher education leaders have signed an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and Congress supporting climate change action.
The letter comes in light of liberal skepticism about Trump’s views on the issue, reflected in the number of cabinet nominations who have come under fire for their stances on climate change.
The university presidents and chancellors, including George Washington University president Steven Knapp, urge Trump to maintain President Obama’s initiatives on climate change, such as supporting the Paris Agreement signed earlier this year.
The letter—spearheaded by the Massachusetts environmental non-profit Second Nature—specifies three courses of action for the next administration to adopt, urging the elected officials to “recognize our academic and ethical responsibilities to current and future generations to take aggressive climate action; to reduce our sector’s carbon pollution, to support interdisciplinary climate education, and to continue research that expands our understanding of rapidly changing earth sys…
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