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Scientists Around the World Declare 'Climate Emergency'


November 6, 2019

An image of the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018, from the Landsat 8 satellite. Credit: An image of the Camp Fire on Nov. 8 from the Landsat 8 satellite. (USGS / NASA / Joshua Stevens)

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.

Flooding level shown against a speed limit sign in Finchfield, IA. (Don Becker, USGS)

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.


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