Scientists across globe warn planet is ‘facing a climate emergency’


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Over 11,000 scientists have signed up to a declaration stating that the Earth is “facing a climate emergency.”

The declaration is written in a paper published in the journal BioScience. Authored by a number of scientists from around the world, it paints a stark picture of how our planet is faring.

The “climate crisis”, according to the authors, “has arrived and is accelerating faster than most scientists expected.” It is described as being “more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity.”

Published Tuesday, the paper comes 40 years after the First World Climate Conference, which took place in Geneva…


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