Over 11,000 scientists sign statement warning of climate emergency

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Smoke billows from smokestacks and a coal fired generator at a steel factory in Hebei, China, in 2015. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
More than 11,000 scientists from some 150 countries signed a statement warning of “untold suffering” from climate change.

The academics wrote the world needs to undergo “major transformations” to ensure a sustainable future. The statement was published on Tuesday in the journal BioScience.

Radio Sweden spoke with Per Adman, a senior lecturer of political science at Uppsala University and one of the signers from Sweden. He said scientists have an obligation to tell the public about what’s coming.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Canada’s Arctic, boreal birds will be big climate change losers, CBC News

Finland: Should Finland adopt a flight tax to reduce emissions?, Yle News

Iceland: Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calls for climate action at Arctic Circle assembly, The Independent Barents Observer

Monaco: Sea level rise to provoke ‘profound governance challenges’ & ‘difficult social choices’ says UN climate report, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Arctic ecosystems face irreversible change without fast climate action, UN report says, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Warmest October ever on Russia’s Arctic islands, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Swedish industry group asks government’s help in shifting away from fossil fuels, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska Federation of Natives declares climate emergency, Alaska Public Media

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Keith Foster, Radio Sweden

Keith Foster, Radio Sweden

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