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16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

CNN, Nov. 15, 2017: Environmental scientist William Ripple and his colleagues decided to create a new letter that has also struck a nerve. Since it was published in the journal BioScience on Monday, hundreds more scientists have signed on to the letter.

Why dozens of Mass. scientists signed the ‘Warning to Humanity’ letter

Boston Globe, Nov. 13, 2017: Of the more than 15,000 scientists who signed a letter Monday warning people about the environmental threats the Earth faces, about 70 of them were professors, researchers, or PhD candidates at Massachusetts universities.

Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2017

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

OSU Press Release, Nov. 13, 2017: The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries.

'Time is running out'

Nov. 13, 2017: Lead author William J. Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University, said he was astounded by the level of support he and his seven co-authors received for their manuscript.

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