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

  1. jointly endorse the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice”; and
  2. urge University leadership and all parts of the OSU community to advance dialogue, policies, and practices in accordance with the recommendations of that document.

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.