Scientists Say Trump Risking UK National Security, President Promised ‘Carnival Of Resistance’
The following is an excerpt from Sundeep Kavanal Radesh | July 9, 2018 | ibtimes.com |
Over 100 of the United Kingdom’s top scientists have signed a letter detailing a desperate plea to Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to challenge her American counterpart, Donald Trump, on climate change.
The letter said Trump’s policies on climate change are putting the U.K.’s national security at risk and was signed by of the country’s top researchers.
“As the United States is the world’s second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, President Trump’s policy of inaction on climate change is putting at risk the UK’s national security and its interests overseas,” the letter said.
“We believe that the UK Government should challenge President Trump about this policy of inaction on climate change. President Macron of France has publicly criticised President Trump’s stance and we believe that the UK should take advantage of its special relationship with the United States to show similar leadership. We do not believe that the best interests of the UK, or the rest of the world, would be best served by attempting to appease President Trump on this issue,” it pointed out to May.
In 2017, claiming it was “very unfair to the U.S.,” Trump pulled out the country from the Paris climate agreement. It is expected this will result in a rapid rise in the U.S. energy sector over the next two years, according to the Independent.
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