Scientists Declare Climate Emergency


Scientists Around the World Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

by Avery Thompson/

The world’s scientists are increasingly worried about our civilization’s reluctance to tackle climate change, so in a paper released today, thousands of them are raising the alarm.

In a report published in the journal BioScience, over 11,000 of the world’s leading climate scientists have added their names to a declaration calling the planet’s current warming trends a “climate emergency.” Titled “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency,” the paper takes an urgent tone, detailing a dire situation that will require extreme responses to avert disaster.

“As a scientist, I feel that I must speak out about climate change, since it is such a severe threat to humanity,” says Bill Ripple, an ecologist at Oregon State University and lead author of the new report. In addition to a warning about the future, Ripple, his co-authors and the 11,258 other people who attached their names to the paper suggest a set of tools to make sense of our changing world.

The paper, which looks at 40 years of climate data, argues that scientists as well as world leaders should start moving away from using a single number to track the progress of climate change: global average surface temperature.

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  1. This paper is only looking at 40 years of climate data?! That’s not even the blink of an eye in terms of climate history. Even two hundred is not nearly long enough to get a good idea of how our climate has changed and what it might do in the future. Look at 1000 years to get a glimpse, and that might not even be good enough. Seriously! 40?! What kind of scientists are these?!

  2. Is Carol running this phony climate alarmist report to elicit comments that rebut the CO2-is-evil meme?
    The world is entering a solar minimum phase where crops fail due to bad weather and global cooling brings hardship to billions. Life on our planet is CO2 based. More CO2 = healthier plants = more food. Four atmospheric molecules of CO2 per ten thousand molecules of air is not enough, we need government subsidies to produce more of the stuff, not less!

  3. Nearly all scientists are Govt paid, those who aren’t are branded as Climate Change deniers etc, a reference to that other fraud, so no impartiality there, these same bung stains also claimed oil will run out by the year 2000, what happened there????

  4. It be a shame if global warming is real, and no one paid attention because the alarm is being sounded by people with no credibility. Maybe if they open sourced all the climate data, detailed the methodology, and took all financial incentives out of the equation we might start to believe them or see once and for all if they’re full of horseshit.

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