20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed ‘Warning to Humanity’: A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was first released last year.

20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed ‘Warning to Humanity’: A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was first released last year.

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35 thoughts on “20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed ‘Warning to Humanity’: A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was first released last year.

  1. King_Tommm March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    I’m sorry but to everyone saying this is a “Conspiracy” you need a reality check. This should be pinned on Reddit’s front-page because Human Beings are **NOT** living within their means as of this moment.

    You can sit there and say this is a load of rubbish made up by some government puppets but it’s not, it’s facts based on scientific research.

    – Sea levels are rising.
    – Global temperature is rising.
    – 45% of earths species to have lived in the past 1000 years are now extinct.
    – Our oceans are full of plastic.
    – In comparison to the life long history of the earth, humans have been here for 9 minutes and we’ve caused this much destruction. It’s actually unthinkable, it’s shameful and it’s disgusting.

    Global leaders need to stop spending money on stupid, idiotic pretenses like nuclear weapons and nuclear aircraft carriers and focus on the survival of the human species. Just imagine how advanced our lives would be if that global $1.6 trillion was spent on conservation projects, cutting emissions, cleaning our oceans instead.

    I hate humans & I hate the idiots who are in charge.

  2. _spaceracer_ March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    “Self-destructive species self-destructs into obscurity. In other news, are Glaxorbs really worth the hype? More at 11.”

  3. MeritIsDead March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    good game, folks. we’ve had a good run

  4. ItsAMadMadMadPOTUS March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Anyone who finds the remnants of our species will deem it entertained out of existence.

  5. Sam_0131 March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    And not a thing will be done about it.

    Time to face it, lads. We’re going over that waterfall.

  6. NotTheMafia March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    I don’t want to sound like a hippy but more people need to consider earth and not politics or their sovereign nation.

    I spoke to someone religious and we need more people who walk around helping people who may appear crazy to most.
    I’m not that religious myself but it’s apparently somewhere in the bible.

  7. eurasiatrash March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Wonder what Sean Hannity and Alex Jones have to say about this.

  8. mambonumber500 March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Just the other day I nearly suffered an anger stroke when my own mother started in with the whole “it’s been like this before…Jesus will provide…it all liberal media lies” etc.

    I’ll admit my pessimism but is it even worth it to try anymore? It feels like it’s all just too little too late.

  9. OldGreeeeg March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    My opinion is that a lot of the causes are systemic in Western culture and stem from a consumption mindset. We can urge governments to change things (what exactly would they change?) but more immediately each of us can change how much useless goods we demand and consume. We can act a little more responsibly with what we have to admit are limited physical resources.

  10. IAmRainbowDash March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    it said it was #6 on the altmetric’s most reviewed papers published, but I can’t seem to find the other 5. Am I just blind? Can someone help me? Or should I use the ‘say the wrong answer and you’ll get the right answer faster’ technique?

  11. moschles March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am


    > *Famine seems to be the last, the most dreadful resource of nature. The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation. They are the precursors in the great army of destruction, and often finish the dreadful work themselves. But should they fail in this war of extermination, sickly seasons, epidemics, pestilence, and plague advance in terrific array, and sweep off their thousands and tens of thousands. Should success be still incomplete, gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear, and with one mighty blow levels the population with the ~~food~~ water of the world*.

    — Thomas Malthus

    `An Essay on the Principle of Population.` Chapter VII, p. 61 (1798)

  12. Poptastrix March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Don’t know why anybody is worried. We are going to build a spaceship to take us to a planet better than this one and we are all going to get along like best buds.

  13. bertiebees March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Sorry what was that? I couldn’t hear you over all the other species we are driving to extinction.

  14. yamfun March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    People won’t care about that when their basic needs are not met.

  15. AssiyahRising March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    *stress of climate change + 7 billion people + human nature == war (very possibly nuclear)*

    Nuclear weapons have proliferated from just the US having access, then to only a few super powers, to now 8 or 9 countries. That list will only go up over time, not down. The weaponization of nuclear technology is the first time our species created something that is outright able to kill us all (or most of us).

    Couple that with the disturbingly long list of near nuclear accidents publicly made available (who knows what the actual number is): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_close_calls

    In the short period of time we have had access to nuclear weapons, we have come **very** close to nuclear war between superpowers:

    * Cuban Missile Crisis – [Vasili Arkhipov](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Arkhipov) Prevents launching of nuclear torpedo while his Soviet submarine flotilla is being bombarded by depth charges (happened to be signaling depth charges). Turns out the US warships above them just wanted the submarines to surface so they could communicate the end of hostilities. Oopsies!
    * Computer Malfunction – [Stanislav Petrov](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov) Holds off alerting officials of multiple incoming nuclear ICBMs because he “suspected” they were a glitch, preventing a likely nuclear counter-attack. He was right! And he was punished for not following protocol – how dare he save humanity!
    * Science experiment looks like nuclear attack – [Boris “Me likey the Vodka” Yeltsin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_rocket_incident) correctly decides to wait launching a counter-attack based on an incoming rocket. All the while sitting in front of an **activated** nuclear briefcase and being pressured by aids to launch within the 12 minute response window. The rocket was meant for atmospheric testing. Whoops!
    * Many, many more…

    Now throw in the ramifications of climate change like political instability, infrastructure strain, resource scarcity, and refugee migrations into the mix.

    Hope humanity is ready.

  16. Nemesistyx March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    I do not have the position in the world to make good things happen, that’s the problem, takes a person of power or influence to get anything done let alone a good thing.

  17. Akoustyk March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    We are fucked. The smart people are telling us we are fucked. The greedy people that care only about themselves don’t care. That’s why we are fucked.

    We won’t fix this. History will record that we knew we were fucked, and did nothing fitting in magnitude and urgency to prevent it.

    We just ignored it, did little things so we could pretend we care, like recycling and buying priuses.

    Children of the future will ask why we did nothing if we knew. The answer is money and self servitude.

  18. SBY-ScioN March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    As long as organised religions keep existing the world is doomed. Shotout to sectarians for build theocracies and commit intellectual suicide, thank you for destroying the human future.

  19. DuctTapeChainsaw March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    “Scientists” is pretty damned vague. What’s the minimum bar for entry here on being given that title?

    Entry into high school science fair?

    Undergrad working on a STEM degree?

    Graduate student in Aeronautical Engineering doing research for their professor?

    Ph.D. Candidate in Virology defending their dissertation?

    Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with one year on the job in their field?

    Ph.D. with 20 years experience in a field like Environmental Modeling?

    Where did they get their education? Cambridge? MIT? University of Kinshasa? Fourah Bay College? Kabul University? Woodbridge High School?

    This paper was started in 1992. How many people who signed their name are currently living? How many who signed their name in 1992 have reversed their opinion since signing?

    How many “scientists” signed this paper with no other information at the time except for the “shrinking ozone layer” craze that was the popular environmental scare of the day? The ozone layer that this paper admits within two paragraphs is no longer an issue.

    If you go to this site and download the supplemental file S1 and read the list of names, you’ll be surprised.


  20. nashwannews March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    It is very important news, what challenges … about the fate of humanity

  21. angrytapir March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    I’ve seen this same news posted here at least 2 times before.

  22. themightytouch March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    This might be a little naive to say but everyone in the comments are basically saying humanity is fucked and there’s nothing else to do… So why are we still trying to prevent the inevitable?

  23. TheLoneFunman March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    It’s not that these scientists are wrong; in fact they’re incredibly right. The issue is they are absolutely terrible at getting people to do what they want. A first year marketing major can succeed where the greatest minds of our generations fail consistently. Do what every other company has done and run a fucking ad campaign, instead of releasing an in-depth research paper (especially when the current societal literary attention span is about 150 characters). These people’s collective academic intelligence dwarfs that of the rest of humanity’s, but their lack of social intelligence is making their message ineffectual and incomprehensible to the average person; and we need the average person on board to enact some serious and much needed change.

  24. dvaccaro March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    There is a sub that discusses the potential for human extinction. Unfortunately unless we do something soon, the potential for the extinction of our species is high. r/Sapienism

  25. mytruth2017 March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    the title gave me an idea why developing AI is most important asap.

  26. Voltrondemort March 14, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Anybody who tells you we can’t stop this is lying. We can absolutely stop it. We just don’t have the balls needed to do so.

    We know exactly what a green, low-carbon city looks like. No, it’s not The Shire, or Smurf Village.

    It’s Tokyo. It’s Manhattan. It’s vertical, high-density cities with small living spaces tightly gridded with electrically-powered mass transit. Smaller multi-unit living spaces mean lower heating and power requirements. Dense infrastructure means lower servicing costs with mass transit. Dense mass transit means it’s worthwhile to wire them with electricity – no batteries even so we don’t have to dip into our dwindling cobalt mines to build the endless batteries needed by Tesla vehicles.

    Modern Manhattan was built a hundred years ago, with its first subway line opening in 1904. We had the technology to build it then, we sure as hell have the technology to build it now.

    We know exactly how to save the world. We don’t, because we choose not to. Because we prefer not to.

    If you’re turning up your nose at living in a filthy human hive like Manhattan, in commie-block highrise apartment buildings taking the streetcar or riding a bicycle like a poor person: *you* prefer not to.

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