20,000 Scientists Sign “Warning To Humanity” Letter About Environmental Destruction

Video Source: The Ring of Fire

Scientists across the globe have ramped up their warnings about the environmental destruction that human beings are carrying out, with a total of 20,000 scientists signing on to a “Warning to Humanity” letter.

The paper—”World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice”—was published in November 2017 in the journal Bioscience and quickly received the largest-ever formal support by scientists for a journal article with roughly 15,000 signatories from 184 countries.

Today, the article has collected 20,000 expert endorsements and/or co-signatories, and more are encouraged to add their names.

The “Warning” became one of the most widely discussed research papers in the world. It currently ranks 6th out of 9 million papers on the Altmetric scale, which tracks attention to research. It has also inspired pleas from political leaders from Israel to Canada.

The fact that scientists are trying to drill into our heads is that time is running out to prevent catastrophe, and if we continue on our current pace for even a few more years, the damage will be irreversible. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.