Scientists’ Warning Blog

We welcome you to submit blog posts on any of the stressors covered in the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity, or other stressors not covered in the warning.  Topics can include ocean and air pollution, toxic chemicals and processes, the dominance of ‘profit’ over ‘people’ and all of life on Earth, soil degradation and destructive farming and forestry practices, threats to the biodiversity of a no longer healthy ecosphere, population, how we feed ourselves, industrial and personal carbon footprints, and the many components and impacts of climate change.  Don’t forget the topics of political advocacy, and grassroots organizing that are central to the Scientists’ Warning.

Articles should be brief and to the point, ranging from 250 to 1000 words.  Please include a selection of images you feel are appropriate, gleaned from the Internet in image searches, including images JPEGs, GIFs, and PNGs.  Submit in any of the following formats: PDF, Word, Google Docs, HTML, or Text.

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Articles may be emailed to blog@scientistswarning.org .  Don’t forget to upload your selected images. We will confirm receipt as soon as possible.

Listing of Blog Posts

October 3, 2019

Who Says There’s No Climate Emergency?
By Alison Green

On 24th September, Breitbart, a far-right American news outlet, published an article indicating that 500 scientists were telling the United Nations that there is “no climate emergency.” In this brief article, I will examine the facts and argue that the article written by the 500 ‘scientists’ should be robustly dismissed.
June 11, 2019

How You Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change
By Patrick Lincoln

Two things I would like to emphasize are the following. 1) I cannot underestimate the importance of joining other organizations. 2) Other people become motivated to act when you act to combat climate change. It can be contagious.
May 1, 2019

Negative Emission Technology: STEP
By Omar Lux

What is becoming increasingly obvious is the fact that negative emission technologies (NETs) must complement emission reductions and natural carbon sink enhancement, if the planet is to become restored.
April 29, 2019

The Case for Space Ship Earth
By Tom Brinkman

Our earthly home is commonly visualized as “planet earth”. True enough, but in fact we really are also living aboard a space ship made by Nature—Space Ship Earth.
March 7, 2019

Sustainable education? The case for a 'radical new curriculum'
By Alison Green

Alison Green argues that an education system that truly supports SDG4 needs to be fundamentally reformed to help students understand the systems that are threatening planetary ecosystems.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/2007_Arctic_Sea_Ice.jpgFebruary 9, 2019

Arctic Runaway Event
By Patrick Hogan

The fuse is lit, and loss of the Arctic Ice Sheet is the Earth Goes BOOM! event. The length of that fuse is the rapidly shrinking Arctic Ice Sheet. We're only a year-or-few away from good-bye to this Arctic Ocean ice cover.
January 23, 2019

Front Row Centre at The End of the World Show
By Bruce Mason

So what do I tell my children and grandchildren? When a good friend asked this question last year, Bruce Mason began work on a response that eventually became "Front Row Centre at the End of the World Show."
January 15, 2019

How Prepared is Prepared Enough: A Severe Windstorm Experience
in British Columbia, Canada

By April McKenzie

The largest wind storm we have ever experienced happened on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. Our BC Hydro grid power went out around midday that day and was not returned to our specific location until 8 days later.
December 14, 2018

Climate Change and Nuclear Risk: The Forthcoming (Un)natural Disasters
By Frédéric Moreau

There is probably one particular risk that no government has ever contemplated to date: The risk resulting from climatic changes, already in progress, combined with nuclear risk.
December 9, 2018

Act now to prevent an environmental catastrophe
100 academics, authors, politicians and campaigners including Alison Green

from across the world call for action to address climate change. In our complex, interdependent global ecosystem, life is dying, with species extinction accelerating. The climate crisis is worsening much faster than previously predicted. Every single day 200 species are becoming extinct. This desperate situation can’t continue.
November 22, 2018

Population: The Elephant Has Left The Room
By Rob Harding

Recently, Margaret Pyke Trust's Chief Executive David Johnson boldly asserted "The elephant left the room quite some time ago; let’s follow." Of course, the elephant he was referring to is population -- a primary driver of environmental degradation and a key conservation issue.
November 9, 2018

Deep Adaptation
By Jem Bendell also featuring Stuart Scott, Alison Green and John Doyle

The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable near term social collapse due to climate change.
October 27, 2018

We must take action
By 94 Distinguished Signatories including Alison Green

We the undersigned represent diverse academic disciplines, . . . While our academic perspectives and expertise may differ, we are united on one point: we will not tolerate the failure of this or any other government to take robust and emergency action in respect of the worsening ecological crisis.
October 9, 2018

Meat, To Eat Or Not To Eat
By Patrick Hogan

That is the question, whether ‘tis nobler to indulge the succulent red juices willy-nilly or to consider the repercussions and decide to sustain life on Earth.
October 8, 2018

Ottawa, Canada - Presentation Experience & Unusual Weather Event
By Charles Gregoire and Heidi Brault

We hosted and organized a Scientists' Warning presentation for Stuart Scott in Ottawa, Canada, on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. We hope that sharing our experience will be helpful to others who are planning presentations.
September 2, 2018

8 Big Picture Scientists: “Big Picture” Scientists Share Grave Concerns
By James Morris Hicks

Most scientists specialize in narrow fields of study and are employed by entities that restrict what they can publicly report about their own scientific findings.
August 28, 2018

The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution
By Nicholas Maxwell

The crisis of our times is that we have science without wisdom. This is the crisis behind all the others.