Dear friends and colleagues,
This is slightly off topic as it is not strictly related to annelids... Below you can find a link to an article that concisely summarizes humanity's greatest environmental challenges, including loss of biodiversity, loss of natural ecosystems, etc. Please consider signing this article and sharing it with your colleagues. The more signatures from eminent scientists around the world we can gather, the more weight this document will have!
Michael Reuscher, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ecosystem Studies & Modeling
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5869
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5869
Twenty five years ago, in 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1500 scientists published the famous declaration entitled "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity". They called on humanity to curb environmental destruction, warning "all humanity that a great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided." Now, on the 25th anniversary of their famous call, we looked back at their warning and evaluated the human response over the last quarter century. This 25-year update will soon be published by BioScience.
To see the in press article "World scientists' warning to humanity: a second notice" and add your name as a co-signatory, click: http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
If you also signed the original scientists' warning, please check the box "I also signed the Scientists' Warning in 1992" on the signature form.
This short article is only 1,000 words long and can be read in 6 minutes. If you are a scientist, we invite you to endorse this article by adding your name to the co-signatory list. In doing so, when the article is published by BioScience, you will be included in the full list of co-signatories in the article's online supplemental material.
Please forward this email to other scientists that may also be interested in signing. If you use Twitter, consider inviting your colleagues to add their signatures by including #ScientistsWarningToHumanity<https://twitter.com/hashtag/ScientistsWarningToHumanity?src=hash> in a tweet.
Thanks for helping get this important message to world leaders. As of today, August 2, 2017, the article has been signed by about 3,000 scientists from 111 countries. With your help, by forwarding this email to your scientist contacts, we will have many more scientists as co-signatories to present to world leaders. The deadline for signing is August 18, 2017.
Thank you, Bill
William J. Ripple
Distinguished Professor of Ecology
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society Richardson Hall #321 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331 www.cof.orst.edu/cascades<http://www.cof.orst.edu/cascades>