13 Nov '17, 7pm

15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn of dire future for humanity

15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn of dire future for humanity

Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere, the authors write. Twenty-five years ago this month, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1500 independent scientists, including most of the living Nobel laureates in the sciences, wrote a stark clarion call titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Fearing that humanity was taxing the planet beyond what it could take to support our species, they wrote that fundamental changes were urgently required to avoid the consequences in which our present path was directed. This week, they have published a follow-up. And 25 years later, the list of signatories has grown to a whopping 15,372 scientists in total. It is thought to be the largest-ever formal support by scientists for a journal article. Published November 13 in the journal BioScience, the new take, “World Scientists' War...

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