by Chris Bodenner
A reader points out:
By calling on scientists to take political action in the form of an open letter, Dan Cass demonstrates his ignorance on the current state of climate action; such a letter already exists. The most recent incarnation is known as the Stockholm Memorandum and was signed by 17 Nobel Laureates. More information can be found through the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Another lists more open letters:
As a climate scientist, one of the more difficult aspects of the job is balancing the “right” amount of advocacy with the appropriate level of disconnect required to remain impartial. However, using the Einstein open letter on nuclear armaments as an example misses what climate scientists and all scientists have been writing for years: 2006, 2008, 2009 [pdf], 2010, 2010 again [pdf], and 2012.
So I don’t think another open letter from prominent scientists is going to fix this problem.