“World Scientists Call for Global System Change to Address Climate Emergency”
“Moved by a moral obligation to “tell it like it is,” more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have released a statement warning humanity of the “catastrophic threat” we face as the climate emergency continues apace. Without transformative changes to save the biosphere, they warn, there will be “untold suffering due to the climate crisis.” Since the statement was published on November 5, thousands more scientists have signed on to it.
“The statement in the online journal BioScience pointed out that, despite 40 years of global climate negotiations, the world has “generally conducted business as usual and largely failed to address this predicament,” with only minor exceptions,” by Curtis Johnson, Truthout. Read more
“‘Horrifying’ New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050”
“Climate change is shrinking the planet, in the scariest possible way,” by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. Read more
“More Than 11,000 Scientists Declare Climate Emergency”
- A broad coalition of scientists has signed the dire warning on climate change.
- “The fate of humanity” is threatened, the statement says.
- The paper lays out several “vital changes” to track climate change and areas to target for improvement.
- By Jan Wesner Childs, The Weather Channel. Read more
“Trade wars, climate change plunge the family farm into crisis. Is it an endangered American institution?”
“Farm bankruptcies in September surged 24% amid a perfect storm created by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and Europe, slumping commodity prices, and a year of unfavorable weather. This August, the USDA reported that more than 19.4 million acres of farmland nationwide weren’t planted due to record spring rains and historic, catastrophic flooding.”
“‘Data from the U.S. Courts reveals that for the 12-month period ending September 2019, Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies totaled 580 filings, up 24% from the prior year and the highest level since 676 filings in 2011,’ it said,” quoting CNBC. Read more
- UPDATE: November 26, 2019:
“‘Existential Threat to Civilization’: Planetary Tipping Points Make Climate Bets Too Dangerous, Scientists Warn”
“‘I don’t think people realize how little time we have left,’ said one co-author of a new paper warning that the systems of the natural world could cascade out of control sooner than was previously thought,” by Jon Queally, Common Dreams. Read more