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Ten Moroccans among the scientists who have declared a «climate emergency»

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More than 11,000 scientists from around the world, including ten from Morocco, have declared a «climate emergency», warning against «untold human suffering».

«The climate crisis has arrived and is accelerating faster than most scientists expected. It is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity», wrote the 11,258 signatories who come from 153 countries in a statement published Tuesday by American scientific journal «BioScience».

The group of scientists, led by William Ripple and Christopher Wolf from the Oregon State University, indicates that «despite 40 years of global climate negotiations, with few exceptions, we have have largely failed to address this predicament».

«To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live. [This] entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems», they added.

The signatories mention six steps to mitigate the worst effects of climate change, including «ending population growth, leaving fossil fuels in the ground, halting forest destruction and slashing meat eating».

The publication of this article comes a day after the Trump Administration began the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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