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Tom Skilling, scientists at climate forum warn of severe weather changes ahead

Published on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tom Skilling, scientists at climate forum warn of severe weather changes ahead

Skillings' position contrasts that of President Donald Trump, who has denied that global warming exists and at one point time described it as a concept "created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

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"Climate deniers capitalize on the unknown," Argonne National Labs meteorologist Doug Sisterson said. He and other speakers acknowledged that while much remains unknown about the issue, some things have been proven and are accepted as fact among the majority of scientists.

"It's real and largely due to human activity," said U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, who has a doctorate degree in physics from Harvard University. Foster compared the current debate between sustainability proponents and climate deniers as analogous to the smoking debate, when efforts to prohibit smoking in airplanes, restaurants and offices were stymied by testimony from tobacco company scientists who claimed smoking does not cause cancer.

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