Top scientists issue warning to Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Scientists Warning Europe (SWE) have issued an open letter to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, asking for much stronger leadership in the face of catastrophic climate change and growing ecological collapse. This endorses the letter from ex Nasa scientist, James Hansen, which also called on Mr. Johnson to step up and lead the world in solving the climate crisis.
The letter from SWE is supported by 20 eminent scientists and academics including the government’s ex science adviser Sir David King; leading Dutch Climate Scientist Pier Vellinga who was one of the architects of the UNFCCC, involved in the inception of the IPCC as vice chairman in its first bureau; and Bill Ripple – lead author of the Scientists Warning to Humanity a Second Notice in 2017 and the Scientists Warning of a Climate Emergency 2019. Two top scientists from Italy, Britain’s co-host for COP26, also endorse SWE’s letter.
SWE calls for Mr Johnson to table a much earlier net zero target and bring to Mr Johnson’s notice the substantial support for such a target by the many UK local councils adopting 2030 net zero as a target in their declarations of Climate Emergency.
Ed Gemmell, Managing Director, Scientists Warning Europe said:
“We know from the scientific community that we need the earliest target possible for the UK and the world to get to net zero to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
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