The latest report by scientists at the UN has stated that the earth is at breaking point. The report says that several critical factors have either been exceeded or are very close to breaking point.
The report issued over night comes just before the United Nations mega conference on the environment which will be attended by over 120 world leaders.
The report paints a grim picture for the planet and exemplifies the need for immediate action!
THE earth is being pushed to its biophysical limits and critical thresholds have already been exceeded, according to a grim new report from the UN.
In a 525-page report on the health of the planet, the the United Nations Environment Program paints a grim picture.
It says: “Several critical global, regional and local thresholds are close or have been exceeded.
“… abrupt and possibly irreversible changes to the life-support functions of the planet are likely to occur.”
The report, which was released overnight, says changes include rising sea levels, increased frequency and severity of floods and droughts, and the collapse of fisheries.
The report, which compiles three years of work by 300 scientists, says about 20 per cent of vertebrate species are under threat of extinction, coral reefs have declined by 38 per cent since 1980, greenhouse gas emissions could double over the next 50 years, and 90 per cent of water and fish samples are contaminated by pesticides.
Source: Herald Sun