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15,000 Desperate Scientists Urge Humanity To Act On Climate Change, Nearing Point Of No Return

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While some scientists are saying that climate change has become irreversible, most are still clinging to hope that something can be done. Proof of this is the 15,000 scientists from 184 countries who recently published a notice about the impending destruction caused by climate change. This is actually the second time that the scientists have done this in 25 years.

The notice was published in the Bioscience journal by the Alliance of World Scientists just in time for the 25th anniversary of the first notice by an international coalition of scientists known as the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” it was supposed to be a wakeup call for people to take action. Unfortunately, the “climate change denial” movement completely derailed the conversation for over two decades, at least, it did in America.

In the new letter, the world’s top minds are issuing a dire warning to the people that action must be taken now. There is no debate in the scientific community about the reality of climate change, but they are powerless to do anything about it without the backing of the rest of the world.

“On the 25th anniversary of their call, we look back at their warning and evaluate the human response by exploring available time-series data. Especially troubling is the current trajectory of potentially catastrophic climate change due to rising GHGs from burning fossil fuels (Hansen et al. 2013), deforestation (Keenan et al. 2015), and agricultural production—particularly from farming ruminants for meat consumption (Ripple et al. 2014),” the paper reads.

“Moreover, we have unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.”

As Big Think reports, there has been some good news recently, with the reduction of the hole in the ozone layer being the biggest one. Unfortunately, the bad news dwarfs the good by a substantial amount, with mass extinctions, destruction of ocean ecosystems, deadly hurricanes, and an impending food shortage being just some of them.

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