Regarding the Nov. 6 Politics & the Nation article “More than 11,000 scientists around the globe declare a ‘climate emergency’ ”:

My compliments to the thousands of scientists who participated in the report culminating in the warning of a climate emergency, especially as it comes on the heels of the Trump administration's official announcement that the United States is pulling out of the Paris accord.

The report includes a broad range of scientific disciplines and warns that we are facing a clear and unequivocal climate emergency and outlines policy goals needed to save the planet. A severe worldwide crisis requires abandoning convention and caution and transcending the bounds of individual disciplines to clearly outline requisite policies and programs to address the crisis. Climate change is wreaking havoc around the world, requiring immediate and robust action by all governments. We can only hope that this new study and approach by scientists will spur the action required, representing a watershed event and a turning point in attacking climate change.

Ken Lefkowitz, Medford, N.J.

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