Dooms­day alert

HERE’S WHY 15,000 SCI­EN­TISTS HAVE GIVEN A CAT­A­STROPHIC WARN­ING ABOUT THE FATE OF THE WORLD IN A NEW ‘LET­TER TO HU­MAN­ITY’

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - Contents - by An­drew Grif­fin

Anew, dire “warn­ing to hu­man­ity” about the dangers to all of us has been writ­ten by 15,000 sci­en­tists from around the world.

The mes­sage up­dates an orig­i­nal warn­ing sent from the Union of Con­cerned Sci­en­tists that was backed by 1,700 sig­na­tures 25 years ago. But the ex­perts say the pic­ture is far, far worse than it was in 1992, and that al­most all of the prob­lems iden­ti­fied then have sim­ply been ex­ac­er­bated.

Mankind is still fac­ing the ex­is­ten­tial threat of run­away con­sump­tion of lim­ited re­sources by a rapidly grow­ing pop­u­la­tion, they warn. And “sci­en­tists, me­dia

If the world doesn’t act soon, there will be un­told amounts of human mis­ery.

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