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Solving humanity's greatest risks

Address to Royal Society for the Arts Online Conference on Human Survival, by Julian Cribb

How destroying the environment leads to war.

The degradation of the environment can cause conflict and a reduction in security; or conflict can destroy the resources and services provided by the environment, which also compromises security.

Earth Is Losing Plants And Animals At A Dangerous Rate

Four new scientific reports from the UN reveal that Earth is losing animals and plants at dangerous rates. The reports, by 550 scientists from 100 countries, document the decline in the biosphere in the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and central Asia.

Arctic methane crisis

Without urgent action to prevent the release of billions of tonnes of arctic methane, civilization cannot survive, scientists warn.

Carbon content of the atmosphere could increase from 400 ppm today to 800-1,000 they say.

 

Collapse of civilization 'a near certainty'

A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth, according to biologist Prof Paul Ehrlich.

Too many mouths

Vision.org commentator David Hulme discusses one of the most imminent of global threats, in this compelling video. 

What we're doing to our Planet

25 years ago scientists issued a stern warning to humanity about our impact on the Earth and its life-supporting resources. This paper updates the warning and looks at what we have done since. 

20,000 scientists warn about the future in 'letter to humanity'

A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.

Can humans survive the 21st Century?

David Hulme interviews UK Astronomer Royal Professor Martin Rees on whether humans will survive the 21st Century.

 

Ireland goes for zero emissions

The Government of Ireland has announced it will invest €22 billion to transition the country to a low carbon and climate resilient society, aiming at almost zero emissions by middle of the century.

'Seas will rise for 300 years'

A striking new study published  in Nature Communications suggests that sea-level rise—one of the biggest consequences of global warming—will still be happening 300 years from now, even if humans stop emitting

'One of the world's worst places for deforestation'

Queensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation. 1,000 rugby pitches’ worth of forest disappear every day, reports The Economist.

 

Solving humanity's greatest risks

Address to Royal Society for the Arts Online Conference on Human Survival, by Julian Cribb

How destroying the environment leads to war.

The degradation of the environment can cause conflict and a reduction in security; or conflict can destroy the resources and services provided by the environment, which also compromises security.

Earth Is Losing Plants And Animals At A Dangerous Rate

Four new scientific reports from the UN reveal that Earth is losing animals and plants at dangerous rates. The reports, by 550 scientists from 100 countries, document the decline in the biosphere in the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and central Asia.

Arctic methane crisis

Without urgent action to prevent the release of billions of tonnes of arctic methane, civilization cannot survive, scientists warn.

Carbon content of the atmosphere could increase from 400 ppm today to 800-1,000 they say.

 

Collapse of civilization 'a near certainty'

A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth, according to biologist Prof Paul Ehrlich.

Too many mouths

Vision.org commentator David Hulme discusses one of the most imminent of global threats, in this compelling video. 

What we're doing to our Planet

25 years ago scientists issued a stern warning to humanity about our impact on the Earth and its life-supporting resources. This paper updates the warning and looks at what we have done since. 

20,000 scientists warn about the future in 'letter to humanity'

A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.

Can humans survive the 21st Century?

David Hulme interviews UK Astronomer Royal Professor Martin Rees on whether humans will survive the 21st Century.

 

Ireland goes for zero emissions

The Government of Ireland has announced it will invest €22 billion to transition the country to a low carbon and climate resilient society, aiming at almost zero emissions by middle of the century.

'Seas will rise for 300 years'

A striking new study published  in Nature Communications suggests that sea-level rise—one of the biggest consequences of global warming—will still be happening 300 years from now, even if humans stop emitting

'One of the world's worst places for deforestation'

Queensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation. 1,000 rugby pitches’ worth of forest disappear every day, reports The Economist.

 

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