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11 000 scientists call for action as «climate crisis has arrived»

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More than 11 000 scientists in 153 countries have signed a letter, where humanity is encouraged to eat considerably less meat and not to use fossil energy as otherwise world’s people face «untold suffering due to the climate crisis».

«We declare clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,» states the open letter published in the U.S. BioScience portal as cited by British news portal The Guardian. «To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live. [This] entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems.»

There is no time to lose, the scientists say:

«The climate crisis has arrived and is accelerating faster than most scientists expected. It is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity.»

The statement is published in the journal BioScience on the 40th anniversary of the first world climate conference, which was held in Geneva in 1979. The statement was a collaboration of dozens of scientists and endorsed by further 11,000 from 153 nations. The scientists say the urgent changes needed include ending population growth, leaving fossil fuels in the ground, halting forest destruction and slashing meat eating, The Guardian wrote.


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