A diverse group of 36 nonprofit organizations and dozens of public policy leaders have called for an independent review of claims in the National Climate Assessment and other reports that Earth’s changing climate will harm national security. The letter also supports creation of the proposed President’s Commission on Climate Security.

“The conclusions and predictions made by these reports are the basis for proposed energy policies that could cost trillions of dollars in less than a decade and tens of trillions of dollars over several decades,” the letter to President Trump reads. “Given the magnitude of the potential costs involved, we think that taking the insular processes of official, consensus science on trust, as has been the case for the past three decades, is negligent and imprudent.”

Life:Powered signed onto the letter as part of our ongoing mission to ensure the national conversation about energy policy is based on sound science, promotes economic freedom, and advances human health and flourishing.