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Science Academies Call for Climate Action

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Our National Academy of Sciences and its counterparts in a dozen other nations issued a joint statement [Tuesday] calling on world leaders to "to limit the threat of climate change" by weaning themselves off of their dependence on fossil fuels.

They also called for a move to sustainable resource use - which, as we all know, would not include the continued full-throttle mining of finite, millions-of-years-old coal, oil, and natural gas.

The academies that issued the request for action are known as the G8 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus 5 (the largest developing countries: China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa). These science academies represent some nations that do not yet work together on discussing, much less tackling, climate change.

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