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Nobel Prize winners proclaim the gravest threats to humanity as ‘Donald Trump, nuclear war and climate change’

Donald Trump, nuclear war and climate change among gravest threats to humanity, say Nobel Prize winners Acclaimed chemist Peter Agre describes US President as ‘extraordinarily uninformed and bad-natured’ and likens him to ‘a villain in a Batman movie – everything he does is wicked or selfish’ The Independent, Sally Wardle   31 Aug 17, Nobel Prize winners consider nuclear war and US President Donald Trump as among the gravest threats to humanity, a survey has found.

More than a third (34%) said environmental issues including over-population and climate change posed the greatest risk to mankind, according to the poll by Times Higher Education and Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

But amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea, almost a quarter (23%) said nuclear war was the most serious threat.

Of the 50 living Nobel Prize winners canvassed, 6% said the ignorance of political leaders was their greatest concern – with two naming Mr Trump as a particular problem.

Peter Agre, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2003, described the US President as “extraordinarily uninformed and bad-natured”.

He told Times Higher Education: “Trump could play a villain in a Batman movie – everything he does is wicked or selfish.”

Laureates for chemistry, physics, physiology, medicine and economics took part in the survey, with some highlighting more than one threat. Peace Prize and Literature Prize recipients were not canvassed……


September 1, 2017 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, safety

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