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Climate Change: 255 scientists urge people to take constructive action

By Samyuktha
Google Oneindia News

Washington, May 7 (ANI): Following the recent spate of attacks on the authenticity of the dangers of climate-change, a collective of 255 scientists, members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, including 11 Nobel Prize laureates, have defended the objectivity behind the issue.

The statement signed by the 255 distinguished scientists says that the scientific research process confirms the conclusions about climate change.

It specifically reaffirms the "compelling, comprehensive, and consistent objective evidence that humans are changing the climate in ways that threaten our societies and the ecosystems on which we depend," and highlights that there is nothing identified in recent events that has changed the fundamental conclusions about climate change.

It also condemns the recent politically motivated attacks on climate scientists several of which are spurred by commercial interests and dogma rather than an earnest effort to provide an alternative theory.

According to the scientists, evidence shows that the planet is warming due to increased concentrations of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, most of the increase in the concentration of these gases over the last century is due to human activities, and that warming the planet causes complex climate changes that affect people and the environment.

They have also issued a warning for the populace to wake up to this inexorable reality, "Society has two choices: we can ignore the science and hide our heads in the sand and hope we are lucky, r we can act in the public interest to reduce the threat of global climate change quickly and substantively." (ANI)

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