In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists published “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. It was co-signed by more than 1,500 scientists. They called on humanity to curb environmental destruction, warning “that a great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided.”
After 25 years, an analysis of their warning and evaluation of the human response over the last quarter century will soon be published by BioScience. See the in-press article “World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice” and add your name as a co-signatory.
The authors are inviting scientists to endorse the article by adding your name to the co-signatory list. In doing so, when the article is published by BioScience, you will be included in the full list of co-signatories in the article’s online supplemental material. You may also forward the link to any other scientists who may also be interested in signing. If you use Twitter, consider inviting your colleagues to add their signatures by including #ScientistsWarningToHumanity in a tweet.
As of September 1, 2017, the article has been signed by nearly 7,000 scientists from 135 countries.
The deadline for signing is September 19, 2017.