Scientists from around the world declare climate emergency

Katie Ramirez
November 6, 2019

Doctor Thomas Newsome from the University of Sydney is one of the lead authors.

The report is a stark departure from recent scientific assessments of global warming, such as those of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in that it does not couch its conclusions in the wishy-washy language of uncertainties, and it does prescribe policies.

"Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we have generally conducted business as usual and are essentially failing to address this crisis", says ecologist William Ripple from Oregon State University. Many Catholics were concerned that the Amazon Synod would be used to advance a progressive, anti-Catholic, globalist agenda while also pushing for changes to unchangeable Catholic teaching. From meat consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and ice loss to sea-level rise and extreme weather events, they lay out a grim portrait of 40 years of squandered opportunities.

The results are charts that are, at least compared with the climate graphics presented by the IPCC, surprisingly simple, and that help reveal the troubling direction the world is headed.

What about human population growth?

The scientists make specific calls for policymakers to quickly implement systemic change to energy, food, and economic policies.

Individuals can make a difference by reducing meat consumption, voting for political parties and members of government bodies who have clear climate change policies, rejecting fossil fuels where possible, using renewable and clean sources of energy, reducing auto and air travel, and joining citizen movements.

"Economic and population growth are among the most important drivers of increases in Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion; therefore, we need bold and drastic transformations regarding economic and population policies".

The newly published paper was signed by 11,000 scientists from 153 countries. "Like other organisms we are not adapted to recognize far-reaching environmental threats beyond our immediate surroundings", she said via email.

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Short-lived pollutants: "Promptly" reducing the emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, like methane, black carbon, and hydrofluorocarbons.

"Our goals need to shift from GDP growth and the pursuit of affluence toward sustaining ecosystems and improving human well-being by prioritising basic needs and reducing inequality".

The scientists wrote that they're "encouraged" by the recent display of concern by millions of people around the world and that they "stand ready to assist decision-makers" as more of them listen to Extinction Rebellion's demand that they "tell the truth" about the climate crisis.

The authors say they didn't target individuals so there is a marked lack of some of the bigger names in climate change research.

The graphs illustrate how climate-change indicators and factors have changed over the past 40 years, since scientists from 50 nations met at the First World Climate Conference in Geneva in 1979.

"Scientists have a culture of reticence when it comes to making statements like this, but the emergency is rapidly accelerating, and the scientists are very clear: this is an existential emergency, and we need to rapidly transform our economy and society right now to protect humanity and the living world", Klein-Salamon said.

Thousands of scientists from around the world have joined together to issue a global announcement saying that while the Earth is facing an urgent climate crisis, it could be alleviated if fewer people planned to procreate. Ripple says that is intentional, as the authors sought to assemble the broadest support possible. He says it's not too late to act, but time is running out. Governmental bodies are making climate emergency declarations.

Mainstream media promoted the pro-population control article, of which the Drudge Report also took note.

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