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.

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Listing of Blog Posts

March 27, 2020

Lack of Ethics is the Prime Disorder

by Dr. Peter Carter

We live in a world of our making. A world of impending planetary catastrophe, a world in the midst of the 6th mass extinction of life. A world being heated up and burned down, with sky rocketing atmospheric levels of . . .

February 6, 2020

Rollbacks, An Assault Against Life On Earth

by Old Dog Documentaries

The face of Greta Thunberg speaking out so clearly and confidently and with such urgency, both gives us hope and alarms us. We have hope because there are many, among them many young people, who are stepping up to warn . . .

January 31, 2020

Academic International Mobilisation (AIM)

By Alison Green

Our world is in crisis. CO​2​ levels in the atmosphere continues to rise unbated, oceans are warming and acidifying, ice at the poles and in glaciers melts, sea levels rise and, as we write, trees and bushes in Australia are . . .

November 26, 2019

Manifestos & Climate Change Facts: Letter to Our Prime Minister

By Bill Dowling

  Manifestos & Climate Change Facts Bill Dowling, 45 Longdown Road, Sandhurst GU47 8QG 26 November 2019 Tel. 01344 772130 Dear Prime Minister, I much admire your spirit, fortitude and common sense, and wish you well in the Election. But, . . .

November 13, 2019

Underreported Arctic Methane Release

By Stuart Scott

A copy of most of my letter to a friend of our work: Sorry it’s taken me so long to get this email out. The chaos caused by the switch of venue from Chile to Spain has put me back . . .

November 5, 2019

Active Hope

By Stuart Scott

Humanity is currently suspended between the Reality of the present climate emergency, denial by the economic forces that benefit the few at the expense of all, the ignorant bliss of social media and cheap plentiful 'entertainment', lies of #DonaldTramp, and . . .

October 28, 2019

Shutdowns EPA, NRC, FEMA & ORNL Safety & Consequence Management

By Stuart Scott

We just received direct authorization to share this email, from a friend who cares very deeply about all our work--yours, mine, theirs, ours. He either knows most of the leaders in climate, many of you who are vocal, and cares . . .

October 4, 2019

Who Says There’s No Climate Emergency?

By Alison Green

On 24th September, Breitbart, a far-right American news outlet, published an article saying that 500 scientists were telling the United Nations that there is “no climate emergency.” [1] As a globally connected and trusted voice of science, Scientists Warning takes . . .

July 11, 2019

Population and the Climate Change Lever

By Bill Dowling

It has become increasingly clear to me that the never ending global quest for more economic growth relies on both population and consumption growth as well as ever more energy to make it possible, and therefore has caused all the . . .

June 10, 2019

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

By Patrick Lincoln

Having had some small successes in my attempts to slow down anthropogenic climate change, I felt compelled to write a post so that others could learn from my experience. Two things I would like to emphasize are the following. 1) . . .

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. I want to bring your attention to one particular scientifically peer-reviewed . . .

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. It is disturbing that the American public has been slow to focus . . .

March 7, 2019

Sustainable education? The case for a ‘radical new curriculum’

By Alison Green

Note: The spray chalk used can easily be wiped off. Those taking part in the action were consulted before the words were sprayed. No one was arrested as a consequence. Alison Green argues that an education system that truly supports . . .

February 9, 2019

Arctic Runaway Event

By Patrick Hogan

Everything is put off far enough, as though there were time. . . Time for someone else to deal with it! The meltwater from those Himalayan glaciers serve a couple of billion people throughout the year. They are very rapidly . . .

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." Initially inspired . . .

January 8, 2019

How Prepared is Prepared Enough?

By April McKenzie

Though born and raised in Alberta, I have lived in British Columbia, Canada, for some years now, specifically on Salt Spring Island (just off the east coast of Vancouver Island), with my parents and one of my brothers since 2015. . . .

December 10, 2018

Climate Change and Nuclear Risk: The Forthcoming (Un)Natural Disasters

By Fred 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. Super-storms are one aspect of climate change. A number of climate scientists, among . . .

December 10, 2018

Act now to prevent an environmental catastrophe

By Alison Green

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. Political leaders worldwide are . . .

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 Charles Gregoire

This blog post includes the following: An opportunity to learn about and understand the term "Deep Adaptation".  The term comes from the paper Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy by Jem Bendell, which has greatly changed the landscape of what . . .

October 27, 2018

We must take action

By Alison Green

We the undersigned represent diverse academic disciplines, and the views expressed here are those of the signatories and not their organisations. While our academic perspectives and expertise may differ, we are united on one point: we will not tolerate the . . .

October 9, 2018

Meat, To Eat or Not to Eat

By Patrick Hogan

To eat or not to eat, that is the question, whether ‘tis nobler, in the mind, to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune [Shakespeare's Hamlet 'To be or not to be' ]. . .or to consume animal flesh . . .

October 8, 2018

Ottawa, Canada – Presentation Experience & Unusual Weather Event

By Charles Gregoire

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. Ironically, the day following the talk, . . .

September 2, 2018

8 Big Picture Scientists: “Big Picture” Scientists Share Grave Concerns

By James 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. As such, the public rarely gets to see the “big picture” clarity of truth that . . .

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. Population growth, the terrifyingly lethal character of modern warfare and terrorism, vast inequalities of wealth and power around the globe, . . .