New and Notable

More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’

The Washington Post, Nov. 5, 2019: Study outlines six major steps that ‘must’ be taken to address the situation.

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’

The Guardian, Nov. 5, 2019: Statement sets out ‘vital signs’ as indicators of magnitude of the climate emergency

Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency, Warn Of ‘Untold Human Suffering’

HuffPost, Nov 5, 2019: “Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like it is,’” says a new report signed by over 11,000 academics.

Scientists Around the World Declare ‘Climate Emergency’, Nov 5, 2019: More than 11,000 signatories to a new research paper argue that we need new ways to measure the impacts of a changing climate on human society.

World scientists declare climate emergency, establish global indicators for effective action

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other factors related to climate change.

Harness microbes for humanity’s future

Leading scientists issue a warning: microorganisms will shape our warming world.

Biodiversity Report Paints a Bleak Picture

Landmark study calls for urgent “transformative changes” to meet goals for conserving and sustainably using nature.

Hunting, Harvesting Leave Big Animals at Risk of Extinction: Study

U.S. News, Feb. 6, 2019: "Direct harvest for human consumption of meat or body parts is the biggest danger to nearly all of the large species with threat data available," said study corresponding author William Ripple. He's a professor of ecology at Oregon State University College of Forestry.

We are eating large animals into extinction

Popular Science, Feb. 6, 2019: “Humans have a long history of killing large animals, and it dates back thousands of years, and probably is why the mammoths and mastodons went extinct in North America,” said William Ripple, distinguished professor of ecology in the Oregon State University College of Forestry and co-author of a new study assessing the current state of big fauna.

Humans Are Eating Large Animals to Extinction

Psychology Today, Feb. 6, 2019: Detailed data show size matters when humans choose to kill other animals.