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Global Crisis Response

Warned of “Global systemic collapse--- It explained that the true situation is not being understood or communicated well enough because “many scientists and policymakers are embedded in institutions that are used to thinking and acting on isolated risks, one at a time.”

---- February 2020, two hundred scientists,from organisations such as the University of Massachusetts

“Collapse is the most likely outcome of the present trajectory.” That is because “We are already deep into the trajectory towards collapse … The intervention time we have left has, in many cases, shrunk to levels that are shorter than the time it would take to transition to a more sustainable system.” He said collapse will appear as an “overall deterioration in many features of life, with regional collapses occurring here and there.”

---- June 2020 a journalist for Voice of Action, contacted Professor Steffen

“Collapse of civilisation is the most likely outcome,” “Sadly, I think this is closer to the truth than I would like to say out loud.”

----- June 2020 , Dr. Lisa Schipper is a research fellow at the University of Oxford and co-editor of the academic journal Climate and Development.

“Despite 40 years of global climate negotiations, with few exceptions, we have generally conducted business as usual and have largely failed to address this predicament. The climate crisis has arrived and is accelerating faster than most scientists expected (IPCC 2018). It is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity (IPCC 2019).”

---- In late 2019, an opinion from 5 scientists on our climate situation was published in the Biosciences journal and signed onto by over 11,000 scientists worldwide, as a warning to humanity. The scientists Dr. William Ripple, Dr. Christopher Wolf, Dr. Thomas Newsome,

Dr. Phoebe Barnard, and Dr. William Moomaw

“I do actually think we’re already into the collapse and it’s just likely to get worse and more quickly worse as we go.”

----- June 2020 ,  Dr. Anitra Nelson, a principal fellow at the University of Melbourne

“If damaging tipping cascades can occur and a global tipping point cannot be ruled out, then this is an existential threat to civilization. A collapse of society may be inevitable because 9 of the 15 known global climate tipping points that regulate the state of the planet have already been activated.”

---- November 2019 seven leading climate scientists, including Professor Timothy Lenton of the University of Exeter and Professor Katherine Richardson of the University of Copenhagen published a review in the journal Nature

“It is game over for preventing dangerous climate change now that governments are planning the cheapest and quickest return to consumption [which is…] incompatible with keeping the average global temperature rise below 2C, let alone 1.5C… It is time to acknowledge our collective failure to respond to climate change, identify its consequences and accept the massive personal, local, national and global adaptation that awaits us all.”

----- May 2020, twelve climate scientists, working with institutions such as the University of California and University of Exeter, wrote the following in a public letter to the Guardian

“It’s key we are honest about what we judge is possible as this feeds into what we do in terms of adaptation. If we pretend 1.5°C is our objective, we risk mal-adapting to the changes we face & future generations will then suffer the consequences of inappropriate infrastructure etc.”

---- British climatologist Professor Kevin Anderson

“It’s time to talk about near-term collapse.”

---- 2019, Professor Aled Jones, of Anglia Ruskin University, and Australian National University emeritus Professor Will Steffen

“There is a very big risk that we will just end our civilization. The human species will survive somehow but we will destroy almost everything we have built up over the last two thousand years.”

---- June 2020 , Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a former lead author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told Voice of Action

“There’s an extremely strong case that we may be in the early stages of a collapse right at the moment. Vested interests and corrupt politicians combined with a population happy to deny problems overwhelm those that are trying to promulgate truth and facts.”

----- June 2020 , Dr. Graham Turner was formerly a senior scientist with an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research (CSIRO)

“To meet the Paris 2C objective on the global temperature… would require the immediate elimination of 34% of the global coal-fired production capacity. The cost would involve not only the premature scrapping of these coal-fired power stations but also the increased investment in renewables. The end result could be energy shortages and higher electricity prices for consumers. It isn’t going to happen. We cannot rule out catastrophic outcomes where human life as we know it is threatened… the Earth is on an unsustainable trajectory. Something will have to change at some point if the human race is going to survive.”

---- An internal report by analysts from the largest bank in the United States, JP Morgan.

Leading scientists of the world have come together thrice in the last three decades to warn about the dangers of humanity’s current path, the risks of transgressing critical Planetary Boundaries and the need to urgently acknowledge climate emergency that is jeopardizing the very survival of life as we know on planet Earth. The complexity of the modern human society rests on the narrow range of climate stability since last 11000 years which is now being dangerously altered by trajectory of our complexity ridden modern industrial civilization. Global Crisis (GC) thus has the potential to severely disrupt the edifice which sustains modernity and demands humanity to adapt and learn to do things differently very soon.

Image by USGS

The World has been Warned

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