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7 May 2019

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.
Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s...
24 Apr 2019

Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic.
The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn...
22 Feb 2019

World’s food supply under ‘severe threat’ from loss of biodiversity

The world’s capacity to produce food is being undermined by humanity’s failure to protect biodiversity, according to the first UN study of the plants, animals and micro-organisms that help to put meals on our plates. The stark warning was issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation after scientists found evidence the natural support systems that underpin the human diet are deteriorating around the world as farms, cities and factories gobble up land and pump out chemicals.
The world’s capacity to produce food is being undermined by humanity’s failure to protect biodiversity, according to...
21 Dec 2018

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says

Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another. The authors said their paper, published in the journal Science, highlights how overstressed and overlapping natural systems are combining to throw up a growing number of unwelcome surprises.
Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of...

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