One of those was population growth, which is around 200,000 people per day, and the need to be mindful about how that increase will impact resources in the future.
"Mitigating and adapting to climate change while honoring the diversity of humans entails major transformations in the ways our global society functions and interacts with natural ecosystems", wrote the authors, adding that current global movements are encouraging action from world leaders.
The Vatican has supported the Paris agreement, with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin stating a year ago that "climate change is an issue increasingly more moral than technical".
The paper urges the use of the data provided, hoping it will "better allow policymakers, the private sector, and the public to understand the magnitude of this crisis, track progress, and realign priorities for alleviating climate change". "The climate crisis is closely linked to excessive consumption of the wealthy lifestyle", they said.
"There are proven and effective policies that strengthen human rights while lowering fertility rates and lessening the impacts of population growth on GHG emissions and biodiversity loss".
"Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to 'tell it like it is, '" the piece states.
Graphics in the paper illustrate several key climate change indicators over the 40 years since scientists from 50 nations met at the First World Climate Conference in Geneva in 1979.
But the alarming report signed by more than 11,000 experts in the field of science has raised fears that the hot topic will be used by governments as a means to interfere in people's lives.
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The scientists got to work, setting forth proposals on how to attack the problem, setting the stage for the eventual creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's preeminent body of climate scientists.
"Despite 40 years of global climate negotiations, with few exceptions, we have generally conducted business as usual and have largely failed to address this predicament", the declaration said.
Rising sea levels, the ocean's heat content and acidity, the amount of area burned in the US and extreme weather and the costs associated with it are also "disturbing" trends seen from rising temperatures, according to the article.
Tuesday's report was authored by William J. Ripple, professor of ecology at Oregon State University (OSU), and OSU associate research professor Christopher Wolf.
Meanwhile, the report includes graphs showing rapid declines in Greenland's and Antarctica's ice mass.
The scientists noted that multiple global assemblies in recent decades have agreed that urgent action is essential, but greenhouse gas emissions are still rising rapidly. "These are important steps but are not the only actions needed or possible".
The scientists call for a number sweeping policy changes, including a major shift to energy efficiency, drastic reductions in certain pollutants, the preservation of threatened natural land and seascapes, a reduction in food waste and a "carbon-free economy". Ecocide lawsuits are proceeding in courts. Grassroots citizen movements are demanding change, and many countries, states and provinces, cities, and businesses are responding. "The world population must be stabilized-and, ideally, gradually reduced-within a framework that ensures social integrity", the scientists said.
It's rare for scientists to call something a clear and unequivocal fact.