Another Top Scientists Warns that We Might Lose the Planet

By February 11, 2009 March 1st, 2013 Scenarios

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, with nearly 120,000 individual and institutional members. They publish one of the top academic journals in the world: Science.

Prof James McCarthy, president of the AAAS,  stated on the eve of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): that President Obama has just four years to save the planet and that if major policy changes do not happen within President Obama’s term of office, they will not happen at all. He said "We have a moment right now of extraordinary opportunity, with a new president, positioned with scientific leadership that has known no equal in recent times… If in his first term, in the next four years, we don’t make significant progress in these areas, then I think the planet is in huge trouble."