Signers of the petition include U.S. and international atmospheric scientists, meteorologists, physicists, professors and others taking issue with the UN’s attempts to combat “dangerous” climate change.
23 Feb 2017 – More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon dioxide threatens to exacerbate poverty without improving the environment.
In a letter to the president, MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen called on the U.S. and other nations to “change course on an outdated international agreement that targets minor greenhouse gases,” starting with carbon dioxide.
“Since 2009, the US and other governments have undertaken actions with respect to global climate that are not scientifically justified and that already have, and will continue to cause serious social and economic harm — with no environmental benefits,” said Mr. Lindzen, a prominent atmospheric physicist.
Challenging the catastrophic climate change narrative, Mr. Lindzen describes carbon dioxide as “plant food, not poison.”
Restricting access to fossil fuels “condemns over 4 billion people in still underdeveloped countries to continued poverty.” says Lindzen in his letter.