We queried the worlds environment supervisors for their messages to Trump ahead of his inauguration as the 45 th US president
To fulfil his campaign slogan of conclude America great again, Donald Trump must back the boom in lettuce technology that was the content from the leading environment chassis ahead of his inauguration as chairperson on Friday.
Unleashing US innovation on the trillion-dollar clean-living technology busines will create good US rackets, induce the world economy, insist the USs political leadership around the globe and , not least, stir “the worlds” a safer sit by tackling climate change, the experts told the Guardian.
The presages are not urging. Trump has called global warming a hoax and is filling his administration with climate change deniers and oil aristocrats. But making activity on climate change and championing fossil fuel will only stir China great again, said one top advisor.
Here are the messages to Trump from some of its most important chassis the Guardian contacted.
Michael Liebreich, founder of consultant house Bloomberg New Energy Finance and who has advised the UN and World Economic Forum on exertion:
If I had one minute with chairperson elect Trump my content would be that the best method to Make America great again is by owning the clean-living exertion, transportation and infrastructure technologies of the future. Not only will this compose countless well-paid, fulfilling rackets for Americans, but will too lock in the USs geopolitical leadership for another generation.
Prof John Schellnhuber, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, and who has advised Angela Merkel, the Pope and the EU:
Mr President, if you want to stir China great again, you have to stay the course “youve had” promised. I think it would be the end of US domination in invention, in economics. If “youre just trying to” take the US downwards to the days of elevation top removal[ for coal] in West Virginia and all those things, then you will simply make sure China becomes No 1 in all respects. In the end, you are able to induce precisely what you promised to avoid to your electorate.
Prof Dame Julia King, an prominent architect and one of the UK governments official advisers at the Committee on Climate Change:
If President Trump wants to deliver greater job security for Americans, he should focus on clean-living and sustained industries where the US has a competitive advantage. Those are the sectors that are set to prosper. He needs to build an economy for 2050 , not one for 1950.
Leading climate change economist, Lord Nicholas Stern, at the London School of Fiscals:
If you want to stir America great again, constructing modern, clean-living and smart infrastructure forms amazing commercial and national impression, In the longer term, the low-spirited carbon increment legend is no other increment legend on offer. There is no long-term, high-carbon increment legend, because slaughter of the environment would overturn growth.
Mark Campanale: founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative thinktank:
If youre interested in quality, high-pitched paying and skilled rackets for the American middle classes, then renewable energy has to perfectly be the place to seem. Its a sphere with more hires now than in the US coal industry and with a long way to grow.
Prof James Hansen, d irector of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and papa of climate change awareness : strong>
If[ Trump] wants to achieve the things that he claimed he would: improving the situation of the common man, the best method he could do this would be a programme of a rising carbon fee with the money distributed to the public.
Jennifer Morgan, co-executive director of Greenpeace International
[ Mr Trump] you might not realise it more, but your activity, or stagnation, on climate will define your bequest as chairperson. The renewable energy translation is unstoppable and, if the US chooses to turn its back on the future, it will miss out on all the opportunities it brings in terms of jobs, asset and technological sciences advances. China, India and others are hastening ahead to be the world-wide clean-living exertion superpowers and surely the US, is presided over by a businessman, is not want to be left behind.
Alden Meyer, at the Union of Concerned Scientists in the US:
Trumps stance threatens to diminish Americas standing in the world and to debilitate the capacities of US companies and workers to compete in the rapidly growing world markets for clean-living exertion technologies.
May Boeve, head of environment campaign group 350. org:
Quit. But if you were supposed to stick around, realise that the clean-living exertion economy is the greatest, biggest job builder in history.
Some leading chassis, who will have to deal immediately with the Trump administration, picked more diplomatic messages to the brand-new chairperson, while emphasising the crucial need to act on global warming 😛 TAGEND
Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change the UNs climate chief
I look forward to working with your brand-new administration to stir “the worlds” a better place for the people of the US and for families everywhere in this very special world.
Scientist Derek Arndt, at Noaa, presenting the temperature data establishing 2016 was the hottest year on record:
We present these evaluations for potential benefits of the American people.