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Willingness: Lonnie Aarssen and Signatures

willingness: It's another example of a growing willingness by scientists to leave their labs in an attempt to persuade the public to take seriously what research is telling them, according to Vancouver Courier. Academic researchers have been more involved in visible activism going to rallies, protesting peacefully, said Lonnie Aarssen, signatory and longtime biologist at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. Published Tuesday in the journal Bio Science, the letter includes 11,258 signatures from 153 countries including 409 from Canada.article continues below Trending Stories'Bella Dolls' sex doll brothel has opened in Vancouver Analysis No campaign tops the plebiscite podium Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history Vancouver's new 10 million lottery winner dreaming of a trip to Ireland We declare ... clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency, says the letter's opening statement. That's definitely ramped up, especially in the last year. People do understand climate change but they don't see how it affects them. Scientists at the beginning of their careers feel the same, said Alina Fisher, a signatory and University of Victoria PhD student. ( As reported in the news.