For the Planet, Never Trump

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking joined hundreds of other leading scientists to pen a letter warning of the disastrous impact a President Donald Trump would have on efforts to stop climate change.

Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has made no bones about his stance on the environment calling global warming a hoax that was created by and to benefit China and vowing to undo the historic Paris climate agreement. Trump’s senior economic adviser, Stephen Moore, has said that a Trump administration would lift all restrictions on fossil fuel extraction.

The letter—you can read it in full here—does not mention Trump by name, but makes the authors’ hopes for November clear with lines like, “During the Presidential primary campaign, claims were made that the Earth is not warming, or that warming is due to purely natural causes outside of human control. Such claims are inconsistent with reality.”

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