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December 5, 2018

My Eighty-ninth Open Letter To Senator Pat Toomey

I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today:
Dear Senator Toomey:

It's me, again - the constituent who writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."

This past week at the G20 Summit, Donald Trump refused to sign a joint agreement supporting the Paris Climate Accords despite the fact that his own administration (involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate scientists) recently released (albeit rather quietly) the Fourth National Climate Assessment - a report outlining ways in which climate change will bring about more extreme weather conditions, damage infrastructure and so on.

I am sure you know his response - he simply said, "I don't believe it."

Given the importance of this issue, when can we expect to hear you speaking out against the danger of letting such scientific ignorance steer public policy? Or do you agree with Trump on the matter?

Thank you and I await your response.
And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.

Follow-up:

1 comment:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

https://twitter.com/MaxBoot/status/1071433172221607936
“Science is skepticism,” ⁦@JonahNRO⁩ writes to justify attack on climate science (based on polemics of non-scientists). But scientists aren’t skeptical of gravity, evolution, relativity, round earth,[Big Bang, String Physics] etc. Those who are can’t claim to be pro-science.
https://twitter.com/BlueBoxDave/status/1071435350860591109
When was the last time a science experiment involving gravity failed to produce the predicted results? Because over the past few decades that has happened with climate science again, and again, and again...