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15,000 Scientists Write Letter To Give ‘Catastrophic Warning’ About Humanity’s Fate

Everyone should give heed before it’s too late. Like seriously!

If a group of 15,000 scientists from across the world say they have one warning for humanity, it’s probably important, right? Besides, these experts know what they’re talking about so getting a singular message from them is surely a big deal.

According to reports, the Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a letter that warns the world about the dangers we can all face in the future. The message is actually an update to the original message written in 1992 which was backed by 1,700 scientists at the time.

15,000 scientists have sent a catastrophic warning about humanity’s fate.

Now with a larger number, the scientists report that things have actually gotten worse since the first message was sent back in 1992.

Fast forward to today and we’re still facing a lot of environmental problems and it looks like there’s no slowing down anytime soon. Only the ozone layer’s hole has improved but the other threats have definitely gone really, really bad.

According to the letter, these things happened within the past 25 years:

  1. The amount of fresh water available per head of population worldwide has reduced by 26%.
  2. The number of ocean “dead zones” – places where little can live because of pollution and oxygen starvation – has increased by 75%.
  3. Nearly 300 million acres of forest have been lost, mostly to make way for agricultural land.
  4. Global carbon emissions and average temperatures have shown continued significant increases.
  5. Human population has risen by 35%.
  6. Collectively the number of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish in the world has fallen by 29%.
“Scientists, media influencers and lay citizens” are not doing enough to solve the problem, the letter said.

Source: AP

We must act soon if we want to escape the terrible consequences, encouraged the scientists.

As they tell us through the letter:

“Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out. We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home.”

This is mankind’s second warning – and we should take it for granted.

Source: NASA

Meanwhile, Professor William Ripple of Oregon State University wrote in the BioScience journal, saying:

“Humanity is now being given a second notice … We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid population growth as a primary driver behind many ecological and even societal threats.

“By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere.”

This is not a drill. Wake up, people!

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Prof Ripple further added:

“Those who signed this second warning aren’t just raising a false alarm. They are acknowledging the obvious signs that we are heading down an unsustainable path.

“We are hoping that our paper will ignite a widespread public debate about the global environment and climate.”

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56 Comments

  1. Mariano Palmares

    April 9, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    So kailangan n mangyari ung sa libre ni dan brown na inferno pra mastop ung overpopulation…. 🙂

  2. Haylie Reese

    April 9, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Scientist always crossing beyond limits of studies, they’re principle is, To see is to believe that’s why they undergo lots of trials and errors, experiments and hypothesis. they study from small atoms to huge universe til they reached the point that they don’t believe in God for a reason that “To see is to believed” and they exploring above and beyond but claimed that If there is God sits there in the universe maybe they meet up with Apollo’s before but Nothing, No wonder most of them are Atheist because they know everything about existence, predicts things in the future. without knowing that Science made by the God before anything existed in this earth.

  3. August Jas

    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Send the letter to Emperor Xi

  4. Richard Eric Aparecio

    April 9, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Only GOD knows what will happened to us.

  5. Bok Bert

    April 9, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    good luck to humans in future especially capitalists

  6. Choeck-Cathy Vanhaneth

    April 9, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Blah blah blah.

  7. Glen Kostelnyk

    April 9, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Kinda like global warming ….bajajjajaj facknoff next you’ll wanna tax fresh air ….idiots your all idiots who buy into global warming and other nonsence

  8. Cristobal Pama

    April 9, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    Yes just like Sodom an Gomorrah

  9. Jasmine Rubiano

    April 9, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Aeron Caurez

  10. Nelson Burgos Canlas

    April 9, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    human beings can’t live longer without natures, but natures can thrive without human beings..natures is one of the first living things of life to inhabited the planet before humans existed..respect cares protect the natures and we all live longer on this planet..

  11. Al Power

    April 9, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    La De Da De Da. We as a species are murderous , suicidal and greedy. That’s what’s killing this planet. The one percent that controls this planet don’t give a rats ass and are murdering the rest of us. Roll on Armageddon.

  12. Sheer Lee

    April 9, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    Warning warning ja way tudlo onsay angay buhaton sa mga tawo para mapogngan ng ila giingon nga catastrophe.😞😞

  13. Sophia Abella

    April 9, 2018 at 6:59 AM

    Act now or die later…. Say the 15,000 scientists 😢

    • Sophia Abella

      April 9, 2018 at 7:08 AM

      Ya but they didnt say what specifically we shud do to save Earth? Just observe Earth Hour once a year?

    • Sophia Abella

      April 9, 2018 at 7:19 AM

      Greg M. Dizon hahahaha….they left us guessing…..

    • Sophia Abella

      April 9, 2018 at 8:54 AM

      Ya lor. Don’t give us the problem. Give us the solution.

  14. Greg M. Dizon

    April 9, 2018 at 6:16 AM

    So, I think these 15,000 scientists should also send a letter the “actions & steps to take” for us to follow & serve as guidelines, so we can avoid catastrophe

    • Greg M. Dizon

      April 9, 2018 at 3:30 PM

      I think if you really care about things like these..no need to wait the actions from the scientists..you first so that the others will follow🍃

  15. Cris Jhon Dionesio Parcasio

    November 17, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    Paula Joy Santiago Salas II

  16. Cris Jhon Dionesio Parcasio

    March 5, 2018 at 4:01 AM

    Paula Joy Santiago Salas II

  17. Leo Leeon

    November 17, 2017 at 5:18 AM

    The cosmos controls our planet. It’s the natural Order of Things.

  18. Jc Gabisay

    November 17, 2017 at 2:12 AM

    Oh no!

  19. Ricky Arndt

    November 17, 2017 at 1:32 AM

    Nature alway finds a way to balance every thing whether it be worse or good. For us it is a terror but for nature it is a part of some thing big planned.

  20. Leo Leeon

    March 5, 2018 at 2:40 AM

    The cosmos controls our planet. It’s the natural Order of Things.

  21. Rick Drahcir

    November 16, 2017 at 11:54 PM

    Their scientists right.. What they do is to warning us lmao.. instead of making that.. Do technology to make us better invent something to make earth better not to worsen it.. Tsk tsk tsk

  22. Jc Gabisay

    March 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    Oh no!

  23. Ricky Arndt

    March 5, 2018 at 2:40 AM

    Nature alway finds a way to balance every thing whether it be worse or good. For us it is a terror but for nature it is a part of some thing big planned.

  24. Noli Llanera

    November 16, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    it was written….

  25. Jesus B France

    November 16, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    We can control weather continued Nikolas Tesla inventions…

  26. Rick Drahcir

    March 5, 2018 at 3:28 AM

    Their scientists right.. What they do is to warning us lmao.. instead of making that.. Do technology to make us better invent something to make earth better not to worsen it.. Tsk tsk tsk

  27. P C Victor

    November 16, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    The Bible foretold before science & scientist existed.

  28. Noli Llanera

    March 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    it was written….

  29. Jesus B France

    March 5, 2018 at 3:37 AM

    We can control weather continued Nikolas Tesla inventions…

  30. Barry Shoesmith

    November 16, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    About time the planet gave us a good shit kicking.

  31. Patrick Crispolon

    November 16, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    300million acres?lol..

  32. P C Victor

    March 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    The Bible foretold before science & scientist existed.

  33. Keith Upton

    November 16, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    The world’s faith is decided by God

  34. Barry Shoesmith

    March 5, 2018 at 3:28 AM

    About time the planet gave us a good shit kicking.

  35. Patrick Crispolon

    March 5, 2018 at 4:01 AM

    300million acres?lol..

  36. Darrell Rask

    November 16, 2017 at 6:18 AM

    Fron year 0 to 1963 the earths population was 3.26 billion, since 1963 to 2017. just 54 years it hit 7.4 billion an increase of 110-120%. At this rate in 108 years the population could hit 32+ billion. We can’t even feed and house what we have now.

  37. Keith Upton

    March 5, 2018 at 2:40 AM

    The world’s faith is decided by God

  38. Elmore Jr Franco

    November 16, 2017 at 3:38 AM

    Seriously?rick and morty sez otherwise..we so fucked up the planet,might as well move to a parallel earth..BURPPP!!!

  39. Christian Fiedacan Samson

    November 16, 2017 at 3:19 AM

    Everything will fall into place

  40. Sireena DeFazio

    November 16, 2017 at 3:18 AM

    Population increased 35% since 1992, and part of the problem. Sounds like a backing point for Planned Parenthood.

  41. Sireena DeFazio

    November 16, 2017 at 3:11 AM

    The world is in need of an enema!

  42. Andre Tautu

    November 16, 2017 at 3:08 AM

    We’re all in for it.

  43. Kylar Sim

    November 16, 2017 at 2:47 AM

    It’s ok we all deserve it

  44. Darrell Rask

    March 5, 2018 at 3:37 AM

    Fron year 0 to 1963 the earths population was 3.26 billion, since 1963 to 2017. just 54 years it hit 7.4 billion an increase of 110-120%. At this rate in 108 years the population could hit 32+ billion. We can’t even feed and house what we have now.

  45. Elmore Jr Franco

    March 5, 2018 at 3:37 AM

    Seriously?rick and morty sez otherwise..we so fucked up the planet,might as well move to a parallel earth..BURPPP!!!

  46. Christian Fiedacan Samson

    March 5, 2018 at 4:01 AM

    Everything will fall into place

  47. Sireena DeFazio

    March 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    Population increased 35% since 1992, and part of the problem. Sounds like a backing point for Planned Parenthood.

  48. Sireena DeFazio

    March 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    The world is in need of an enema!

  49. Andre Tautu

    March 5, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    We’re all in for it.

  50. Kylar Sim

    March 5, 2018 at 3:28 AM

    It’s ok we all deserve it

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