This letter represents a call to action for microbiologists to warn humanity about the consequences of inaction on climate change.
A Consensus Statement authored by 33 scientists from nine countries has been published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. It looks to place microbes at the centre of the world stage in terms of importance to climate change biology. As a Microbiologists’ Warning, the intent is to raise awareness of the microbial world and make a call to action for microbiologists to become increasingly engaged in, and microbial research to become increasingly infused into the frameworks for addressing climate change.
To amplify the Consensus Statement, we are asking you to become a signatory endorsing the Microbiologists’ Warning.
I hope you will join with us to bring this message to the World.
Please distribute widely through your professional and social networks of microbiology enthusiasts!
Prof. Rick Cavicchioli, representing the authors of the Microbiologists’ Warning Consensus Statement.
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
UNSW Sydney; NSW 2052; Australia
For more info please have a look at the following sites:
Microbiologists’ Warning Consensus Statement: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41579-019-0222-5
Microbiologists’ Warning signatory page: https://www.babs.unsw.edu.au/content/microbiologists-warning-humanity
Nature Research Microbiology Community: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/62229-ricardo-cavicchioli/posts/49210-the-microbiologists-warning