In An Unusual Step, Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency

Nov 12, 2019

The Trump administration has begun the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. It’s against that backdrop that more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have signed a letter declaring a climate emergency.

They provide more than two dozen metrics for tracking the impacts of climate change and progress toward curtailing those changes. They also suggest six major areas for decision-makers to focus on as they attempt to address the problem. They include food, energy, and population growth.

Living Lab Radio talked to Bill Moomaw, one of the authors of the letter.

Moomaw is Emeritus Professor and founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He currently serves as co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute.