Environment At Breaking Point! UN Study Reports

by Editor

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 report comes just in time for the UN summit

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

The report indicates that the issues that were discussed and predicted some 20 years ago have finally been vindicated. The report also points out that we live in an age of irresponsibility and that people often “pass the buck” when it comes to the environment.

Grim picture especially for water!

I hope that after the upcoming UN conference that we see some responsible action taken by our leaders. Maybe it is time to put short term economic policy on the back burner and start focusing on long term sustainability?

We already have technology that is capable of producing renewable energy… So why don’t we use it?

One of the frightening issues revealed by the study is the amount of pesticides found in fish and our water supplies.

People we must start to change our ways… Right Now!

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