21k scientists sign ‘letter to humanity’
Nearly 21,000 scientists around the world have now signed a letter which calls for global changes to behaviour, including reducing our meat consumption, making it one of the most discussed scientific works ever.
The letter was first printed in November 2018 – and was an update to an original warning about the future of the planet written by the Union of Concerned States some 25 years ago. Then, it only had 1,700 names to it, but the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: Second Notice” is gaining traction as it warns that the world has changed dramatically in the past quarter of a decade.
“It is time to re-examine and change our individual behaviours… and drastically diminish our per capita consumption of fossil fuels, meat and other resources,” lead author William Ripple warned.
The letter states that if the global community does not act soon and start to practice a “more environmentally sustainable alternative to business”, then there will be “catastrophic biodiversity loss”.
It is a warning which The Meatless Farm are fully behind, and our founder Morten Toft Bech says that people need to “examine our beliefs and habits and think carefully about the future of the planet”.
“The problems we face are serious and inequality in the world between developed and developing countries gives the notion of a right to pollute but we need to begin to share and reuse resources in a totally new way and we need to do it now! For the sake of the planet and all it’s inhabitants in the future. ”
Transforming the food systems that are used around the world is undoubtedly only a small part of the total picture, but it’s nevertheless an important factor.
“It’s about providing change and then acting on it – big or small,” Toft Bech adds.