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World scientistsí warning to humanity: a second notice


Ripple, WJ and Wolf, C and Newsome, TM and Galetti, M and Alamgir, M and Crist, E and Mahmoud, MI and Laurance, WF and Fulton, EA, and 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries, World scientists' warning to humanity: a second notice, Bioscience, 67, (12) pp. 1026-1028. ISSN 0006-3568 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/biosci/bix125


Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 "World Scientistsí Warning to Humanity" (see supplemental file S1). 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 life depletion, 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.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:warning, environmental destruction, ecosystem collapse, sustainability
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Other environmental sciences
Research Field:Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fulton, EA (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
ID Code:123741
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:511
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2018-01-23
Last Modified:2022-08-04

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