Some 11,000 scientists: Climate crisis is threatening the existence of mankind

More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries are sounding the alarm on the climate crisis. Researchers on Tuesday published a joint statement in the scienti

Some 11,000 scientists: Climate crisis is threatening the existence of mankind

More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries are sounding the alarm on the climate crisis. Researchers on Tuesday published a joint statement in the scienti

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
06 November 2019 Wednesday 14:00
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Some 11,000 scientists: Climate crisis is threatening the existence of mankind

More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries are sounding the alarm on the climate crisis.

Researchers on Tuesday published a joint statement in the scientific journal Bioscience Magazine. It writes the news agency dpa on Tuesday evening.

the Crisis can bring 'unprecedented suffering' of mankind, if not taking any drastic actions.

Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn of any threat to the existence of mankind, write the researchers in the statement.

the Researchers William Ripple and Christopher Wolf from Oregon State University has led the preparation of the declaration.

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- In spite of 40 years of global climate negotiations we have with a few exceptions remain, as we usually do, and we have, in outline, not managed to address the crisis, they write.

- Climate crisis is here, and it accelerates faster than most scientists had anticipated.

The many thousands of researchers suggests a number of measures which could mitigate the worst consequences of the climate crisis.

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Including replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, to move to a more plant-based diet, protect the earth's ecosystems and to stabilise the size of the world's population.

the Researchers write that they are "encouraged about the recent wave of concern" to the climate crisis, which among other things is expressed by studenterdemonstrationerne "Fridays of the Future" and other græsrodskampagner.

- As an alliance of researchers, we stand ready to assist decision-makers in the transition towards a sustainable and equitable future, they write.

the Researchers encourage all people to 'take action to preserve life on Earth, our only home'.

in Addition, they add, that the Paris agreement's objective of keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees is not good enough.

- Even if all goals were met, it would be less than half of what is needed to do in order to limit the accelereringen of climate change in the next decade, they write.

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Updated: 06.11.2019 14:00
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