Several dozen Nobel Prize winners, including M. Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University, are expressing support for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Whittingham was one of three researchers who shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry. His name is among the 81 Nobel laureates who signed an open letter endorsing Biden in the race against Republican President Donald Trump.

In an interview with WNBF News, Whittingham said "we need someone in the White House who at least listens to science."

Whittingham said he was concerned about the president's ongoing efforts to downplay problems caused by climate change and to attack environmental regulations.

The Binghamton University distinguished professor of chemistry said "we can't ignore science and technology." He said he had no reluctance when he was asked to sign the letter supporting Biden.

Cornell University professor Roald Hoffmann, who was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in chemistry, also signed the endorsement message.

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