‘Warning to Humanity’ resolution passes OSU student and faculty governance | Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Faculty Senate and Associated Students of Oregon State University passed a joint resolution last month endorsing “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” an article published late last year by lead author Oregon State Professor William Ripple.
Ripple’s article, published in the journal Bioscience, documents changes in environmental factors over the last 25 years since a majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences wrote the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.”
In the last 25 years, Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State, wrote that trends in nine environmental issues suggest that humanity is continuing to risk its future. However, the article also reports that progress has been made in addressing some trends during this time.
The article has been co-signed by more than 20,000 scientists from 184 countries.