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Stop the appointment of a climate denier to NOAA!

Stop the appointment of a climate denier to NOAA!

Trump's new appointee to NOAA, David Legates, believes the sun and not unchecked carbon emissions cause climate change. He even said rising CO2 levels in the ocean are fine because they'll produce bigger crabs. We urge you to everything you can to stop his appointment and keep this climate denier out of a key position in an important federal agency.

Why is this important?

As fires fueled by a climate crisis rage across the West Coast, Trump just appointed a climate denier to a key position in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- the federal agency that focuses on weather and climate.

Trump's new appointee, David Legates, believes the sun and not unchecked carbon emissions cause climate change. He even said rising CO2 levels in the ocean are fine because they'll produce bigger crabs.

Legates has ties to the Koch brothers, who have funded his climate denial research in the past. He also has ties to the Heartland Institute, a far-right think tank that fight against efforts to stop the climate crisis.

Trump is stacking federal agencies with stay-behind forces who will continue to advance his extremist agenda even if Trump isn't there for a second term. That's why Congress needs to act now to stop climate deniers like Legates from taking up crucial positions that oversee federal climate research. Can you help?

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Reasons for signing

  • trump is out of control with his executive decisions and ignorant appointees. Time to VOTE BLUE.
  • We need leadership that will take strong action against climate change. There is no more time to wait.
  • The climate crisis may well cause the end of humans on planet Earth if we do not take dramatic action immediately.

Updates

2020-09-18 13:23:36 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-09-17 16:04:36 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-09-17 15:54:02 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-09-17 15:50:05 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-09-17 15:48:59 -0400

10 signatures reached