A planned two days at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota during June turned into two weeks of tests and procedures. I am staying strong despite lots of wear and tear on my body and mind. Staying in ‘spiritual’ spaces helps keep me beyond ‘wear and tear’ and in a space of energizing and healing.
I then went to visit my family on the East Coast, not knowing how this battle with cancer would end up, and returned home to Honolulu to begin chemotherapy again along with the Phoenix Tears adjutant therapy I had already begun.
My energy level is pretty low most of the time, but then people are surprised at how energetic I appear to still be. Go figure! However, from the reduction of the level of symptoms I can feel (like pinched nerves in the neck and arm) it is very clear that the situation is improving.
I am scheduled to return to the Mayo Clinic in late September.
This is to acknowledge the efforts of David Korn, Media Special Projects, in putting together a section on our website called “Our Founder” . This section is about Stuart Scott’s life and accomplishments. This has all been part of an ongoing effort by David to create a Wikipedia page for Stuart.
SW Outreach — Outreach Team
Brian McGavin, of the SW Core Team, has graciously accepted to take on the role of Outreach Director. Brian has numerous contacts and brings extensive media experience and awareness of organizations to this role. Bill Dowling, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable go-getter Core Team member, will act as Outreach Assistant. Both Brian and Bill are based in the UK. Many thanks to Brian and Bill!
Scientists’ Names Read at Houses of Parliament – Second Warning to Humanity
On July 22, Ed Gemmell, Founder of World No Disposable Cup Day, read out the names of every one of the 21,000 scientists who signed the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice (2017). The names were read outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England, and was live streamed on Facebook with the help of FBL Broadcasting. The paper was signed by Dr. William Ripple, lead author of the Second Notice, and Distinguished Professor of Ecology at Oregon State University, who is on the SW Advisory Board.
Climate Emergency Declaration by Scientists
From Dr. William (Bill) Ripple, Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Oregon State University:
We are inviting all scientists to sign a short article on climate change, a new BioScience paper “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency,” which will be presented to world leaders. To support this new initiative, please share this, read our paper and sign here:
Please forward the article to other scientists through email or social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) and consider using the following text:
The #ScientistsWarningToHumanity is speaking out about the climate emergency. To support this new initiative please share, read our paper, and sign here: https://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
Support the #ScientistsWarningToHumanity climate emergency initiative by sharing this and adding your signature here: http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
I just signed the #ScientistsWarningToHumanity climate emergency initiative. You can as well by sharing this and adding your signature here: http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
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COP-25 Santiago, Chile
The 2019 Conference of the Parties (COP — UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) will be held in Santiago, Chile, from December 2 – December 13. If any of you would like to attend this year’s COP, please let us know where you are based and whether you would like to be a potential interviewee or assistant. If you’re interested, please fill in the following form.
Attention: Please note that you will be responsible for your own travel expenses, accommodations, and any other expenses incurred as a result of planning for going to and attending COP.
We invite you to view and share videos from the Scientists’ Warning YouTube channel:
Our latest video, which was first recorded in March, features an interview with Dr. Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the University of Cambridge. The discussion pointed out several areas where science and scientists are not being completely objective.
Local Action Participation
The UK Hub of Scientists’ Warning would like to be able to contact members of Scientists’ Warning interested in being notified, via email, of more local actions/activities happening in the UK. If you’re interested, please indicate this by clicking here. Please provide further information about your specific location (e.g. County and City) and interests. This information will be forwarded to Scientists’ Warning’s UK National Director so that they may arrange to notify you.
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Next SW Meeting
Our next SW Team meeting is scheduled for September 3 and will be held using Zoom. If you would like to participate, contact Heidi Brault at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scientists’ Warning Team welcomes your assistance. It is quite by intention that we do not seek funding. First, it puts an organization in competition with other allied organizations for the scarce philanthropic funds available. Second, it subjects the organization to the editorial bias of the funders, which is sometimes subtle and sometimes overt. Third, establishing a budget based upon fundraising forces an organization to devote significant time and energy to covering the ongoing budget from month to month and year to year.
Since we are not funded, all work of the Scientists’ Warning initiative (.org and .TV) is accomplished by our teams on a volunteer basis. Please consider joining one of these teams.
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