Scientists have tended to steer clear of becoming advocates, but that’s changing. Seven hundred climate researchers have agreed to speak out on the danger of global climate change. And many more are planning to push back against the newly elected Congress, many of whose conservative members have said they want to remove regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
A report in the Los Angeles Times describes a shift in attitude among climate scientists who have traditionally stayed out of politics. Many now say they are willing to go toe-to-toe with their critics, some of whom gained new power after the Republicans won control of the House in the recent election.
Read the story at the L.A. Times.