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Sign the "Warning to Humanity" article

Invitation to be co-signatory on article "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice"
in BioScience Magazine

Dear Scientist,

Twenty five years ago, in 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1,500 scientists published the famous declaration entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. They called on humanity to curb environmental destruction, warning “all humanity 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.” Now, on the 25th anniversary of their famous call, we looked back at their warning and evaluated the human response over the last quarter century. This 25-year update will soon be published by BioScience.

To see the in-press article “World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice” and add your name as a co-signatory, click: http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

This short article is only 1,000 words long and can be read in 6 minutes. If you are a scientist, we invite you to endorse this 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.

Please forward this email to any other scientists in your contact list that may also be interested in signing. For example, if you are a IPCC climate scientist, you could simply forward this email to your working group. If you use Twitter, consider inviting your colleagues to add their signatures by including #ScientistsWarningToHumanity in a tweet.

With your help, by forwarding this email to your scientist contacts, we will have many more scientists as co-signatories to present to world leaders. The deadline for signing is September 19, 2017. Thanks for helping get this important message to world leaders. As of today, August 18, 2017, the article has been signed by about 5,400 scientists from 127 countries.

Thank you,

William J. Ripple
Distinguished Professor of Ecology
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
Richardson Hall #321
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
541 737 3056
bill.ripple@oregonstate.edu
www.cof.orst.edu/cascades
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As of now, we still need at least one scientist to sign the paper and be the voice for these mostly small countries:

Afghanistan, Ãland Islands, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, the British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Comoros, the Congo, the Cook Islands, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), the Faroe Islands, the French Southern Territories, Gabon, the Gambia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the Holy See, Iraq, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Kiribati, Kuwait, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, the Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, the Northern Mariana Islands, State of Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Pitcairn, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Saint Kits and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten (Dutch), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Sudan, the Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

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