Scientists’ Warning on Invasive Alien Species

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the long-term direct and indirect impacts of invasive alien species. Here is an excerpt from the abstract: “Biological invasions are a global consequence of an increasingly connected world and the rise in human population size. The numbers of invasive alien species – the subset of alien species […]

Scientists’ Warning on Affluence

This alert form the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the environmental impact of the world’s affluent citizens. Here is a brief excerpt from the paper’s abstract: “For over half a century, worldwide growth in affluence has continuously increased resource use and pollutant emissions far more rapidly than these have been reduced through better technology. […]

The Climate Emergency, Forests, and Transformative Change

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) This is an excerpt from the introduction: “We appreciate the letters by Pouliot and colleagues (2020) and DellaSala and colleagues (2020) about our recent article “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” (Ripple et al. 2020). Pouliot and colleagues (2020) call for more scientists, teachers, and citizens […]

Climate Crisis, Science, and Education

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) stresses that the world is in danger due to the climate crisis and that a paradigm shift is required. Here is an excerpt from the introduction: “The current environmental crisis calls for a different view of scientists’ and citizens’ roles and capacities.” This letter was first […]

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: Rapid degradation of the world’s large lakes

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) brings to light disturbing evidence from studies pertaining to the ecosystems of the world’s large lakes. Here is an excerpt from the article’s abstract: “Large lakes of the world are habitats for diverse species, including endemic taxa, and are valuable resources that provide humanity with many […]

Scientists’ Warning on Endangered Food Webs

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the collapse of food webs as a result of global change stressors. The following is an excerpt from the abstract: “All organisms are ultimately dependent on a large diversity of consumptive and non-consumptive interactions established with other organisms, forming an intricate web of interdependencies. In […]

Solutions for Humanity on How to Conserve Insects

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines insect diversity loss, the value of insects, and solutions for preventing further insect decline. The following is an excerpt from the abstract: “The fate of humans and insects intertwine, especially through the medium of plants. Global environmental change, including land transformation and contamination, is causing […]

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity on Insect Extinctions

This article examines the causes of insect extinctions, such as overexploitation, climate change, and pollution, and its impacts, such as loss of biomass and biodiversity. The following is an excerpt from the abstract: “Here we build on the manifesto ‘World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists. As a group of […]

Scientists’ Warning: Microorganisms and Climate Change

Scientists’ Warning: Microorganisms and Climate Change This additional alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the critical role that microorganisms play in the biological factors of climate change. The way in which microorganisms respond to changes in the climate is key to the impact of climate change on ecosystems and life on Earth. […]