The following is an excerpt from AMANDA KOOSER | November 14, 2017 | cnet.com |
Back in 1992, a group of 1,700 scientists issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." Humanity hasn't been listening very well.
This week, concerned scientists felt compelled to release a new warning 25 years after the original cautioned that "human beings and the natural world are on a collision course."
The original statement warned about ozone depletion, endangered water supplies, ocean habitat destruction, loss of soil productivity, destruction of forests and loss of species. The forward-thinking warning called for a move away from fossil fuels, a halt to deforestation and a stabilization of the human population. So what does the new warning say? Pretty much the same things.
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