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Tech & Science Scientists declaring climate emergency is 'an exercise in advocacy'

06:50  06 november  2019
06:50  06 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

Climate emergency declared by 11,000 scientists worldwide who warn of 'catastrophic threat' to humanity

  Climate emergency declared by 11,000 scientists worldwide who warn of 'catastrophic threat' to humanity More than 11,000 scientists around the world have signed a scientific paper declaring a climate emergency, in turn backing protesters across the world demanding and calling on governments worldwide to act.The paper, published in the journal BioScience, declares the climate crisis "had arrived" and is "accelerating faster than most scientists expect".

The Climate Mobilization, an advocacy group, is seeking to have governments in the United States and elsewhere declare a climate emergency and “The term ‘ climate emergency ’ … I must say, I find it refreshing, really, because you know, I get so impatient with the scientists who just are always

The scientists warned that “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse This is the first time a group of scientists have come together to use the word " emergency " in regards to climate change. The warning came with steps

Sky News host Chris Kenny says only a fraction of the scientific community have signed a petition to declare a climate emergency, and therefore it is merely “an exercise in advocacy”.

Mr Kenny’s comments come after a group of scientists rallied and put a declaration together, joining a global push to call for a climate emergency.

The Sky News host said 11,000 is a “significant number of signatures” but said it does need to be kept “in perspective”.

“This is 11,000 scientists from all sorts of areas from around the world, effectively signing a petition,” he said.

“Now I don't know precisely how many scientists there are in the world, 10 million or 100 million, it will depend on how you define scientist.

“But clearly millions upon millions of scientists have not declared a climate emergency.”

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