By Andrew Brown | ESPN.com | June 25, 2018 11:02:18Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the most recent research.
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David Dobrik, who became one of the most prominent climate scientists of the 20th century, died Monday at age 85.
He was best known for his book, The Greatest Show on Earth, which he co-authored with the late Ted Turner.
The book won the Pulitzer Prize for science in 1994 and was the basis for a television movie.
Dobricks death is the latest blow to the Trump administration’s climate change policy, which the president has promised to abandon.
During his first 100 days in office, Trump signed an executive order to “reduce, halt, and reverse all of the actions of the United States Government that have a direct and predictable impact on the Earth System, including the proposed Clean Power Plan, the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Climate Agreement.”
The move came as Trump faced criticism for signing an executive orders that could harm coal industry and methane emissions.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump told the audience that he would cancel the United Nation’s climate agreement.
He later tweeted that he “will NEVER, ever, EVER let the United Nations Climate Convention take place!”
The U.S. is expected to sign the Paris agreement at the United State’s Paris Climate Change Conference in December.