Jimmy Fallon Jokes with Donald Trump, Musses His Hair on 'The Tonight Show'
Watching the election, the savvy rocker said the neck-and-neck battle Trump is in with former Sec. of State democrat Hillary Clinton is not an accident, but a result of genuine fears some Americans have about the nation's future. “I would not diminish Trump supporters or underestimate their angst, because I feel that in a way, they have correctly assessed that the center parties haven’t yet become clear," he said, according to CBS News. "[But] there are very real problems facing not just America, but facing Europe. And remember, who’s in the White House? I’m Irish. I don’t have a vote. And I can’t be telling people how to vote and don’t want to, but I have a voice, and I can say that who sits in that office really affects everyone in this world."
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Speaking of the environment, 375 top scientists -- including physicist Stephen Hawking -- signed an open letter on Tuesday in which they warned that electing Trump could prove a disaster for the Earth's environment. "Human-caused climate change is not a belief, a hoax, or a conspiracy. It is a physical reality," read the letter signed by 30 Nobel laureates and hundreds of other prominent scientists. "Fossil fuels powered the Industrial Revolution. But the burning of oil, coal, and gas also caused most of the historical increase in atmospheric levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. This increase in greenhouse gases is changing Earth’s climate."
The scientists noted that during the presidential campaign there have been claims that the Earth is not warming, or that warming is due to "purely natural causes outside of human control," claims they say are not consistent with scientific reality. As noted by the Huffington Post, Trump has claimed that global warming is a hoax "created by and for the Chinese" and said in May that he would cancel the historic Paris climate agreement.
"The political system also has tipping points. Thus it is of great concern that the Republican nominee for President has advocated U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord," they wrote of the December 2015 of 190 leaders who committed to fight global warming. "A 'Parexit' would send a clear signal to the rest of the world: 'The United States does not care about the global problem of human-caused climate change. You are on your own.' Such a decision would make it far more difficult to develop effective global strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change. The consequences of opting out of the global community would be severe and long-lasting – for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States... Walking away from Paris makes it less likely that the U.S. will have a global leadership role, politically, economically, or morally. We cannot afford to cross that tipping point."