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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Invitation to be co-signatory on our paper ‘Scientists’ Warning to Humanity concerning global environment’

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by William J. Ripple, Oregon State University

Twenty five years ago, in 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists and over 1500 scientists published the famous declaration entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. They called on humanity to curb environmental destruction, warning “all humanity 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.” Now, on the 25th anniversary of their famous call, we looked back at their warning and evaluated the human response over the last quarter century. This 25-year update will soon be published by BioScience.

To see the in press article “World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice” and add your name as a co-signatory, click: http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

This short article is only 1,000 words long and can be read in 6 minutes. If you are a scientist, we invite you to endorse this article by adding your name to the co-signatory list. In doing so, when the article is published by BioScience, you will be included in the full list of co-signatories in the article’s online supplemental material.

Please forward this email to other scientists that may also be interested in signing.  If you use Twitter, consider inviting your colleagues to add their signatures by including #ScientistsWarningToHumanity in a tweet.

Thanks for helping get this message to world leaders. Deadline for signing to be included in the journal article has been extended to September 19, 2017.

Thank you,

William J. Ripple

Distinguished Professor of Ecology

Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Richardson Hall #321

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

541 737 3056

bill.ripple@oregonstate.edu

www.cof.orst.edu/cascades


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