Ahead of a March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City on Sunday, some 400 scientists endorsed the demands of the march in an open letter to President Biden, blasting him for claiming he would “listen to the science” while his policies “fail to align with what the science tells us must happen to avert calamity.” We speak with Rose Abramoff, an Earth scientist and one of the signatories, who was arrested last week blocking construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. “We feel like the science has come to such a complete consensus and we just want fossil fuels to stop,” says Abramoff. “I wouldn’t feel the need to risk my job with activism, to risk felony level charges by locking myself to a pipeline drill if I felt like the voice of the scientific community was being properly heard.”
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