Thank you so much for supporting The Second Warning. At Oregon State University, we believe in the power of research and education to change the world. Because of your support, we'll be able to spread word of Bill Ripple's vital work around the world by telling a cinematic story at a critical time in our planet's history. We couldn't do it without you.

The Second Warning - Feature Documentary Project

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The Second Warning - Feature Documentary Project

The Second Warning is a documentary about an OSU researcher who built a worldwide movement with one click of the mouse. It’s the story of scientists all over the world awakening to the need to become advocates for the fate of the planet’s biosphere and the humans who depend on it. To prevent widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss, they have become convinced that humanity must replace business as usual for the survival of all species. Through their words and actions, The Second Warning shows why it is now urgent that citizens of the world take up this cause to avert the environmental and climate change crisis.

We’re raising funds to bring the story of a groundbreaking paper, World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice...and the ecological movement it has audiences around the world.

More than twenty thousand scientists endorsed the paper. Now the award-winning production team behind the film Saving Atlantis will bring this data to the big screen. The lead author, Bill Ripple of Oregon State University, is continuing to spread the word one event, one audience at a time. And the audiences are growing.

We will follow Ripple and delve into his research with wolves and aspens in Yellowstone, following him along the path that inspired him to become an advocate. We will also profile other scientists in the movement, covering a diverse group of researchers working on every continent who chose to add their voice to Ripple’s campaign. With your help, we can bridge the gap between sound scientific education and dramatic storytelling that will continue to carry this message forward.

Members of the Alliance of World Scientists have already been suggesting inspirational stories that illustrate the data in the Scientists Warning to Humanity. We will then aim to raise the remaining balance needed to complete the film from grassroots supporters and institutional partners.

By telling the stories of the scientists behind this research, we know we can inspire new audiences, motivate the scientific community to speak out and help give future generations a voice in the fate of the planet.

The only way we can to bring these important stories to life on the big screen is through your help.

Please contribute to the campaign and share this project with anyone you know who is concerned about the fate of life on planet Earth.


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Any amount of support will help move our project. Supporters at the $10 will be recognized in the "special thanks" section of the end credits of the film.



Advocates believe in the power of film and science communications to make social change. This extra level of giving will be recognized in a special section of the film's credits.



Contributors at the $500 level are putting extra resources behind a project that will spread the world globally. Donors at this level will receive extra recognition in the end credits of the film.


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