In just one blistering tweet Wednesday, the astrophysicist threw major shade on the Trump administration’s controversial climate change policies — and suggested why it was considering withdrawing from the landmark deal in the first place.
If I and my advisors had never learned what Science is or how & why it works, then I’d consider pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord too.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 1, 2017
“If I and my advisors had never learned what Science is or how & why it works, then I’d consider pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord too,” he wrote.
The post has since gone viral, with many of his followers appearing to agree with his sentiment:
You have science on your side. Trump and the lunatic fringe have only covfefe on their side.
— Richard Crawley III (@illinois68) June 1, 2017
@realDonaldTrump when one of the preeminent astrophysicists of our time tells you a thing, you NEED TO LISTEN. He’s not making it up.
— Pamela J (@je_peche) June 1, 2017
When it comes to promoting Climate Change, you would be a breath of fresh air in politics…😉
— Pete Lindberg (@peteontheipad) June 1, 2017
Did you just call trump & co. ignorant? Cool breeze.
— ChickaDee (@TheObamaphile) June 1, 2017
Intelectual curiosity is essential for Science. How does this mesh with @realDonaldTrump & his enablers positions? Facts don’t even exist!
— jo c 🇵🇷 (@summerprj) June 1, 2017
Trump plans to announce his decision on the Paris Accord via a press conference from the White House Rose Garden at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday.
I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017