[Vision2020] 11-5-19 Bioscience: "World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency"...11,000 scientist signatories

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 14:52:32 PST 2019

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

*BioScience*, biz088, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz088

05 November 2019


*"Scientists have a moral obligation* to clearly warn humanity of any
catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this
obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with
more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and
unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.

Exactly 40 years ago, scientists from 50 nations met at the First World
Climate Conference (in Geneva 1979) and agreed that alarming trends for
climate change made it urgently necessary to act. Since then, similar
alarms have been made through the 1992 Rio Summit, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol,
and the 2015 Paris Agreement, as well as scores of other global assemblies
and scientists’ explicit warnings of insufficient progress (Ripple et al.
2017). Yet greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are still rapidly rising, with
increasingly damaging effects on the Earth's climate. An immense increase
of scale in endeavors to conserve our biosphere is needed to avoid untold
suffering due to the climate crisis (IPCC 2018)."

11,000 Scientists Declare Climate Emergency Warning World Faces Catastrophic

"More than 11,000 scientists from around the world have backed research
that says the world is facing a climate emergency. The study, based on 40
years of data, says governments are failing to address the crisis. Writing
in the journal Bioscience, the group says scientists have a moral
obligation to warn humanity of catastrophic threats. Doctor Thomas Newsome
from the University of Sydney is one of the lead authors. He says it's not
too late to act, but time is running out. "
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