Outline for World Scientists Warning to Humanity
I. Humans are damaging the natural world.
II. Environmental Stress.
V. Warning of scientific community.
A. Control environmentally damaging activities.
Because human activity is damaging (often irreversibly) the natural world causing environmental stress by exploiting fresh-water supply, oceans, soil, forests, and living species, which is exacerbated by overpopulation that puts additional demands on the natural world, the senior members of the scientific community are putting out a warning of what lies ahead and urging the world community to bring environmental damage under control, halt deforestation, manage resources more effectively, stabilize population, reduce and eliminate poverty, ensure gender equality, and develop a new ethic that will preserve the integrity of our finite earth.
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