scientists warning
  • The Blue Marble – compliments of NASA
    Our home is so small in the vastness of space
  • Earthrise – compliments of NASA
    Our closest neighbours are lifeless hostile places
  • Lush fertile landscape
    Earth is a gift that enfolds the balance of life called Nature
  • Verdant waterfall and cliffs
    She is adorned with rivers, lakes, forests, oceans and air
  • Satellite view of Amazon rainforest
    But we destroy the balance by cutting down the forests
  • Plastic trash coming in with the tide
    We use the oceans as a garbage dump
  • Poached skins of endangered wildlife
    We buy and sell endangered species as decorations
  • Industrial skyline with air pollution
    We fill the air with harmful gases and pretend they 'go away'
  • Street level air pollution
    There is no place called 'away' on our small fragile planet
  • STOP sign
    We must stop before it's too late

We Are Being Warned

Humanity is on a collision course with Nature.
A damaged Nature will survive. We may not.
We must change course to avert an ecological disaster.

London-smog

Atmosphere

Air pollution is the release of substances into the air that are detrimental...

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California reservoir late summer 2011 and 2014

Clean Water

Today fully one-sixth of the world’s human population lacks access to clean drinking...

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Ocean oil spill 5 years later

Oceans

Human activities are threatening the health of the world's oceans. More than 80...

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Soil

It is the fragile 'skin' that anchors all life on Earth, comprised of...

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Forests

Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage...

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Biodiversity

World Wildlife Foundation estimates 60% of global biodiversity loss results from clearing land...

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Are there too many people

Population

Unsustainable growth Until the early 19th century, fewer than a billion people lived...

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Climate induced drought in US Southwest

Climate

Climate change has already begun to transform life on Earth.  Without action, the impacts of...

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WORLD SCIENTISTS WARNING TO HUMANITY:

All scientists, citizens, companies and organizations are invited to sign/endorse the articles’ recommendations, and help change civilization’s current trajectory.

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity (1992)

Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. along with over 1,700 scientists from around the world, including the majority of then-living Nobel laureates in the sciences, drafted and signed

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Scientists’ Warning: 2nd Notice (2017)

On its 25th anniversary, a group of scientists looked back at that first warning to evaluate humanity’s response. What they found was most distressing. With the exception of curtailing depletion of the ozone layer protec

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The Alliance Of World Scientists

The Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) is a new international assembly of scientists, which is independent of both governmental and non-governmental organizations and corporations. It asserts that in order to prevent widespread misery caused by catastrophic damage to the biosphere,...

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Our Global Supporters

Please use all means available, including the social networking buttons, to help awaken humanity to the urgent task at hand. To heed the World Scientists’ Warning we must alert a lot of people to the urgent need for change. Enough of us together can press governments, banks, and businesses to stop cashing in the habitability of Earth. Instead our leaders must promote health and sustainability within the limits of a biosphere protected and preserved for our children.

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