More Than 11,000 Scientists Just Officially Declared a Global Climate Emergency

Science Alert  November 5, 2019
An international team of researchers (USA – State University of Oregon, Tufts University, Australia, South Africa) explores four decades-worth of publicly available data, covering energy use, surface temperature, population, deforestation, polar ice, fertility rates, and, of course, carbon emissions. According to the researchers the human population is still increasing by roughly 80 million people per year, deforestation in the Amazon is once again on the up and up and we have generally conducted business as usual and are essentially failing to address this crisis. To stop the worst consequences of the climate crisis, they say that we will need to reverse these trends, leave all remaining fossil fuels in the ground, pursue renewable and carbon-capture technology, switch to more plant-based foods, provide family-planning services to all people, stop and reverse habitat and biodiversity loss, allowing forests and other natural habitats to thrive and store carbon which can meet a third of our Paris emission ambitions, shift goals from GDP growth and the pursuit of affluence toward sustaining ecosystems and improving human wellbeing…read more. Open Access TECHNICAL ARTICLE¬†

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