Eighteen of the US’s top science organizations urge Congress to reduce emissions

Via Science Insider, the statement reads in part:

For the United States, climate change impacts include sea level rise for coastal states, greater threats of extreme weather events, and increased risk of regional water scarcity, urban heat waves, western wildfires, and the disturbance of biological systems throughout the country. The severity of climate change impacts is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades. If we are to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change, emissions of greenhouse gases must be dramatically reduced.

The endorsing organizations:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • American Statistical Association
  • Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
  • Botanical Society of America
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Natural Science Collections Alliance
  • Organization of Biological Field Stations
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Society of Systematic Biologists
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

This is in line with international calls from the national science academies of dozens of nations in combating climate change and ocean acidification.

American Statistical Association

3 responses to “Eighteen of the US’s top science organizations urge Congress to reduce emissions

  1. Now that’s what I call a conspiracy!

  2. Bunch o’ pointy headed geeks that need to get out and look at some actual weather stations and talk to actual weathermen if you ask me.

  3. Pingback: “Eighteen Top Science Groups to Congress: Cut U.S. Carbon Emissions”

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