Sure is Jane!
The leading conservationist Jane Goodall has condemned Donald Trump’s bid to rip up America’s climate change policies as “immensely depressing” and flying in the face of scientific evidence.
The US president signed an executive order on Tuesday
aimed at dismantling Barack Obama’s clean power plan, intended to limit
greenhouse gases from power plants. Trump’s move calls US commitment to
the Paris accord into question.
“I find it immensely depressing because many of us – not just my institute – have been working really hard to create the Paris agreement and global effort to cut carbon emissions,” Goodall told journalists ahead of a speech at American University in Washington. “Thinking that the USA isn’t going to play its part, such a major industrial country, is really very, very sad and it just means we’re going to have to work harder.”
The British scientist Jane Goodall: ‘ I have seen the result of climate
change and we know, science has shown, that global temperatures are
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