The Alliance of World Scientists (AWS)
The AWS is a new international assembly of scientists, which is independent of both governmental and non-governmental organizations and corporations. We submit, that in order to prevent widespread misery caused by catastrophic damage to the biosphere, humanity must practice more environmentally sustainable alternative to business-as-usual. Our vital importance and role comes from scientists’ unique responsibility as stewards of human knowledge and champions of evidence-based decision-making. The main goal of the AWS is to be a collective international voice of many scientists regarding global climate and environmental trends and how to turn accumulated knowledge into action. Other organizations do laudable work toward this goal, but to our knowledge, AWS is the only independent, grass-roots organization comprised of scientists from around the world committed to the well-being of humanity and the planet.
World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice
If you are a scientist from any scientific discipline (e.g. ecology, medicine, economics, etc.), we invite you to endorse our Viewpoint article in the journal Bioscience entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: a second notice” by Ripple et al. (2017). In doing so, you will be included in the full list of scientists who have endorsed this article and 15,000+ scientists from 184 countries who signed the article before the publication deadline on Oct. 23, 2017. Before endorsing, we ask that you view our 1,000-word article by clicking “Read the Article” tab below (the text can be read in 6 minutes). When you click “Endorse the Article” and add your name, you will be indicating that you generally agree with our article, helping get this message to world leaders.