Fairbanks professor among signers of climate-change letter

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, March 16, 2010:

A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor is one of about 250 members of the U.S. National Academy of Science who have signed a well-publicized letter supporting climate-change science.

The letter, published in the May 6 issue of the journal Science, defends climate science against “the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and climate scientists in particular.”

Terry Chapin, a longtime professor at UAF’s Institute of Arctic Biology, said he and other signatories were motivated to address a debate that has become increasingly politicized.

The letter defends the integrity of the climate change science, which has come under increased scrutiny in the past year.

“There is compelling, comprehensive, and consistent objective evidence that humans are changing the climate in ways that threaten our societies an ecosystems on which we depend,” the letter reads.

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