JAKARTA, NNC - There is no place as comfortable as our warm and watery planet Earth. However, this planet will not be long occupied, if humans do not change the lifestyle to safeguard and save the Earth from extreme climate change.
On November 13, 2017, the BioScience Journal published The World Warning for the Human Scientist: A Second Warning. The warning was published in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
The first warning was issued in 1992 when 1,700 members of the Union of Concerned Scientists argued that humans had "collided with nature". The group, consisting of Nobel laureates, urged the world to save the Earth from extreme climate change by burning less fossil fuels, conserving forests, limiting population growth and improving food production.
"On the twenty-fifth anniversary of their appeal, we look back at their warnings and evaluate the human response," contemporary scientists wrote, as quoted from Quartz some time ago.
Scientists judge, humans do not respond well to efforts to unite with nature. Since 1992, with the exception of stabilizing stratospheric ozone deposits, humans have failed to achieve sufficient progress in solving common environmental challenges.
Moreover, the potential for the destruction of the earth is exacerbated by massive combustion of fossil fuels, deforestation and agricultural production mainly from ruminants for meat consumption.
Scientists predict that many of today's lives are approaching extinction by the end of the century. However, there is still hope to keep the Earth from destruction. At least there are efforts from the world community to make positive changes to the environment.
Overall, humans have made progress in reducing extreme poverty and hunger, reducing deforestation in some areas, and rapid growth in the renewable energy sector.
Therefore, scientists appeal to prevent the widespread misery and disaster of biodiversity loss, humanity must adopt more eco-friendly alternatives.
"We must recognize, in our daily lives and in our governmental institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home," says the scientist.