Whereas there is collective scientific evidence of our rapidly declining global environment and climate;
Whereas the evidence is reported in the document “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” (Ripple, et al., 2017)
Whereas twenty thousand scientists from 184 countries worldwide have endorsed the findings of these scientific conclusions;
Whereas the effects of Earth’s biosphere decline will impact all people, cultures, and economies; and
Whereas the educational and research missions of Oregon State University have significant interests and commitments to work to minimize those negative impacts; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, that the Faculty Senate and Associated Students of Oregon State University
Ripple, William J., et al. 2017. World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice. BioScience, Volume 67, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 1026–1028. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix125.