The "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: Second Notice", calls for action to avert irreversible damage to the planet. Signed at the time by a number of Nobel laureates in science, the 25-year-old open letter outlined that mankind is on a "collision course" with the natural word.
"Humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, majority are getting far worse", they write. It lists what they consider the main dangers, including climate change, population growth, deforestation, species extinction, and loss of access to clean water, and highlights how terribly we are doing at tackling them. Scientists predict many current life forms could be annihilated or near extinction by the end of this century.
Among the bleakness, there's one thing humanity appears to have done right, and that is the reduction of ozone-depleting emissions. Humans have shown that, with concerted effort, we're able to make positive and sustainable changes.
"If not checked", wrote the scientists, led by particle physicist and Union of Concerned Scientists co-founder Henry Kendall, "many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know". Scientists also recommended ensuring that economic transactions consider environmental consequences - for example, the price of an item in a store should reflect the full environmental costs required to make it, not just the cost of the human labor used to produce it.
The letter is being released as the UN Climate Change Conference is underway in Bonn, Germany, amid what organizers say is a renewed urgency due to extreme weather events like this year's hurricanes and wildfires.
Ripple and his colleagues have formed a new independent organisation, the Alliance of World Scientists, to be a collective voice on environmental sustainability and human well-being. Much of the world does seem to be taking this environmental degradation threat seriously - and it looks that they will proceed to address these issues despite the Trump administration's absence.
TJX sales fall short in hurricane-hit third quarter
Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of The TJX Cos.in a report on Friday, September 30th. It improved, as 64 investors sold TJX shares while 367 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 357 raised stakes.
Analysts' Recommendations Roundup: Nokia Corp (NOK)
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) touched its 1-Year High price of $6.65 on 05/23/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $4.04 on 11/15/16. Considering that the stock daily volume of 19.81 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Xunlei Limited (XNET)
Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd boosted its position in shares of Freeport-McMoran by 6.4% during the 3rd quarter. American International Group Inc divested its stake by selling 56,990 shares a decrease of 12.4% in the quarter.
Police officer fatally shoots 19-year-old in Fall River
Details are emerging on both the officer-involved shooting and a series of arrests at the Charlton Memorial Hospital. Several family members and friends of Ruiz-Barreto at court yesterday shed tears and hugged in court.