Scientists Issue 'Warning To Humanity' Over Environmental Concerns

Audrey Dufour

Why launch this “warning to humanity”?

Franck Courchamp: Some 15,500 scientists from 184 different countries, including close to 1,000 from France, signed this “warning to humanity”. These are basically, but not exclusively, researchers in the field of environment.

This appeal comes exactly 25 years after a first appeal by 1,700 scientists, including about 100 Nobel Prize laureates, to “shake up” humanity.

The phrase ‘everything is going wrong’ has been said so often that it has become hackneyed. When scientists make big warning gestures, no-one sees them anymore; it was, therefore, necessary to do things on a large scale to remind people that it’s true, everything is going wrong.

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