CIFOR and ICRAF join 11,000 scientists to declare ‘climate emergency’

More than 11,000 scientists worldwide signed a paper published by the journal BioScience on Tuesday, raising the alarm that the planet is facing a climate emergency and urging action.

Scientists from more than 150 countries signed the World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency in an act of solidarity, 40 years after scientists from 50 countries expressed similar concerns at the World Climate Conference in Geneva

“An immense increase of scales in endeavors to conserve our biosphere is needed to avoid untold suffering due to the climate crisis,” says the scientists, led by William Ripple, a professor at Oregon State University in the declaration.