15,000 scientist from 184 countries are urging the population to prevent ‘imminent world demise’, and adopt a vegan diet.
In October, an article was published by the Alliance of World Scientists outlining the importance of changing human behaviour in order to prevent environmental disaster.
The article came as an update to the 1992 paper published by the Union of Concerned Scientists, which warned us of the implications of human behaviour.
They were concerned mainly about ocean acidification and dead zones, ozone depletion, decreased freshwater availability, marine-life depletion, forest loss, and biodiversity destruction.
The new article is concerned about the same issues, however, has an added emphasis on urgency.
By outlining how negative impacts as a result of human behaviour have accelerated in the past 25 years, it shows that this issue is only becoming more serious.
The article stated: “It is also time to re-examine and change our individual behaviors,” … “including limiting our own reproduction (ideally to replacement level at most) and drastically diminishing our per capita consumption of fossil fuels, meat, and other resources.”
It went on to recommend a vegan diet, to reduce the impact of environmental degradation.