Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity

A short article from BioScience has resonated globally this past week.  It concerns a broad warning to humanity about our alarmingly unsustainable ways, concerning nearly every facet of our existence.
The paper follows on from an initial warning to humanity made by leading scientists exactly 25 years ago.
Led by the eminent researcher Bill Ripple, the current paper has received remarkably wide endorsement internationally, with over 15,000 scientists signing on as supporters.  These include representatives of over 180 nations, including innumerable researchers in developing nations.
It is clear that we cannot continue to make planet-changing decisions based on corporate quarterly-profit reports or short-term political goals.  Such myopic thinking is daily worsening the burden of environmental, social, and economic problems—many now reaching crisis levels—that our children and grandchildren will be forced to confront.