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2,300 Leading Scientists Send Trump A Clear Warning

Written by Beatriz Sanchez
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There’s a recent survey by the Science Advisory Board that found 72% of scientists believe that Donald Trump’s administration will impact science negatively.

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Over 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel prize winners, wrote a letter to president-elect and Congress, demanding respect and asking them to include scientific evidence in policy decisions, as well as ‘support and rely on science as a key input for crafting public policy.’

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According to the letter, anything else would be a direct threat to the safety of Americans and the world. ‘The consequences are real: without this investment, children will be more vulnerable to lead poisoning, more people will be exposed to unsafe drugs and medical devices, and we will be less prepared to limit the impacts of increasing extreme weather and rising seas,' the letter reads via Huffington Post.

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However, not everyone is sure it will have any impact. ‘This is a great wish list,’ said Albert Teich, professor of science, technology and international affairs at George Washington University, to BuzzFeed.

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According to the letter, anything else would be a direct threat to the safety of Americans and the world. ‘The consequences are real: without this investment, children will be more vulnerable to lead poisoning, more people will be exposed to unsafe drugs and medical devices, and we will be less prepared to limit the impacts of increasing extreme weather and rising seas,' the letter reads via Huffington Post.

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However, not everyone is sure it will have any impact. ‘This is a great wish list,’ said Albert Teich, professor of science, technology and international affairs at George Washington University, to BuzzFeed.

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