World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: a second notice

Ripple, William J., Wolf, Christopher, Newsome, Thomas M., Galetti, Mauro, Alamgir, Mohammed, Crist, Eileen, Mahmoud, Mahmoud I., and Laurance, William F. (2017) World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: a second notice. BioScience, 67 (12). pp. 1026-1028.

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[Extract] Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1500 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" (see supplemental materials). These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned 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." In their manifesto, they showed that humans were on a collision course with the natural world. They expressed concern about current, impending, or potential damage on planet Earth involving ozone depletion, freshwater availability, marine fishery collapses, ocean dead zones, forest loss, biodiversity destruction, climate change, and continued human population growth. They proclaimed that fundamental changes were urgently needed to avoid the consequences our present course would bring.

Item ID: 52048
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1525-3244
Research Data: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/67/12/1026/4605229
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 22:54
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 25%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified @ 25%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910103 Economic Growth @ 100%
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