Twenty five years ago, in 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1500 scientists published the famous declaration entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. They called on humanity to curb environmental destruction, warning “all humanity that a great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided.” Now, on the 25th anniversary of their famous call, we looked back at their warning and evaluated the human response over the last quarter century. This 25-year update will soon be published by BioScience.
To see the in press article “World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice” and add your name as a signatory, click: http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
This short article is only 1,000 words long and can be read in 6 minutes. If you are a scientist, we invite you to endorse this article by adding your name to the co-signatory list. In doing so, when the article is published by BioScience, you will be included in the full list of signatories in the article’s online supplemental material. We invite all types of scientists to sign (e.g. ecologists, economists, social scientists, medicine, etc.) including graduate students in the sciences.
Please forward this email to any other scientists in your contact list that may also be interested in signing. For example, you could simply forward this email to your working group or Listserv. If you use Twitter, consider inviting your colleagues to add their signatures by including #ScientistsWarningToHumanity in a tweet.
With your help, by forwarding this email to your scientist contacts, we will have many more scientists as co-signatories to present to world leaders. Thanks for helping get this important message to world leaders and to humanity. As of today, the article has been signed by more than 13,000 scientists from 180 countries.
Thank you, Bill
William J. Ripple
Distinguished Professor of Ecology
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
Richardson Hall #321
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331