After having spent two weeks undergoing a battery of diagnostic tests, scans, and invasive procedures and a case of pancreatitis at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, I am now in Boston, resting at my son’s home.
The results of all that suffering at the Mayo really have not increased our knowledge of the source of the tumor in my neck. But the standard oncology approach of western medicine rules even the Mayo Clinic, and I was advised to go back on chemotherapy.
However, after long reflection and discussions with those who know me best, I have decided to forgo any further chemotherapy. Instead, I have begun the ‘Phoenix Tears’ (extremely concentrated cannabis oil) protocols instead. It is also known as Rick Simpson’s Oil (or RSO) named after the Canadian who came up with the approach.
I strongly believe that this treatment program, combined with a healthy, mostly plant-based diet, will give me the best chance to prolong my life by a number of years. I have chosen to proceed with a treatment program that I will be at peace with. I am scheduled to go back to the Mayo Clinic in early September. I would like them to continue to monitor my situation so that when the neck tumor is gone, they will have something to consider as an adjutant therapy, and/or do some serious clinical trials on.
Am I afraid of the outcome given my choice to not take the path of chemotherapy? I sure am. But it is the choice between perhaps a couple of years suffering as a ghost of my former self as the chemo’s toxicity eats away at my vitality, and traveling the path of greater consciousness, which is what I know from experience that cannabis provides.
—- Stuart Scott
Dr. Alison Green, SW National Director for the UK, was a keynote speaker at the INFLUENCE! Inspiration and Insight to Change Minds and Policy conference, which was held at the University of Manchester from June 19 – 21. Other keynote speakers included: Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change; Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester; and Maeve Cohen, Director of Rethinking Economics. A complete list of the conference speakers is available here.
Patrick Lincoln, SW National Director for Denmark, is currently working on a documentary with his brother, James. Patrick will be interviewing Dr. Peter Wadhams sometime between mid July and early August. Their working title is “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Call to Action” and they anticipate having a finished version by the end of December.
From Academia to Transition Lab
Dr. Alison Green, SW National Director for the UK, is also a Co-founder and Head of Academic Outreach/Curriculum Development of Transition Lab.
One of our recent videos features Dr. Alison Green at EU Commission’s Foresight Group in Brussels, Belgium. She details her reasons for leaving a rather comfortable, prestigious job in academia to become a climate and ecological activist and ‘doer’, helping found the ‘do tank’ (as opposed to a ‘think tank’) called Transition Lab (http://transitionlab.earth).
March for Climate Change
Many thanks to Bill Dowling, Margaret Beasley, and Grant Cullen who participated in the The Time is Now – March for Climate Change in London, UK, on June 26th. Bill’s SW banners were a hit! They handed out leaflets, and Margaret took the opportunity to talk about Scientists’ Warning to others who were making their way to talk to their MPs. Thanks to Grant for the photo!
Alliance of World Scientists – New Articles
Two new scientists’ warning papers were published in June. These two articles include Scientists’ Warning on the Conservation of Subterranean Ecosystems by Mammola et al. and Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change by Cavicchioli et al. For those with microbiology training, you are invited to become a signatory on the microorganism article at
Please note that the Alliance of World Scientists is still accepting signatures on the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: a Second Notice.
Please join 21,000 scientists from 184 countries in signing the paper at
The Scientists’ Warning has now been added to Congressional Record in the U.S. congress.
Here is a list of our latest video posts since the last newsletter. Many thanks to the Video Team.
- The Age of Stupid (Mini Sequel)
- Alison Green: From Acedemia to Transition Lab
- Dr. Ira Leifer: The Arctic (and Antarctic) Data Problem
SW Newsletters Acknowledgements
Thanks to Heidi Brault, our acting Director and Translation Team Manager, for creating the newsletter and curating the input from our Executive Director, Stuart Scott and other team members.
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Next SW Meeting
As indicated in our last newsletter our next SW Team meeting is scheduled for July 9 and will be held using Zoom. If you would like to participate, contact Heidi Brault at: email@example.com
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