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UN Secretary General Sounds alarm

Climate change is the defining issue of our time — and we are at a defining moment, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. "We face a direct existential threat. Climate change is moving faster than we are.

Losing Earth

When we had all the warnings at our fingertips, in 1979, we could have acted to save ourselves. But we didn't. And now it may be too late.The NYTimes reports 

We Are All Climate Refugees Now

This summer's fires, droughts, and record-high temperatures should serve as a wake-up call. The longer a narrow and ignorant elite condemns Americans and the rest of humanity to wander aimlessly in the political desert, the more likely it is that we will all end up in a wasteland.

Legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment in Australia: useful, redundant, or dangerous?

In a recent PhD thesis [link to https://eprints.utas.edu.au/23438/], Meg Good explores whether legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment would be a useful tool for environmental protection in Australia.

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.

 

UN Secretary General Sounds alarm

Climate change is the defining issue of our time — and we are at a defining moment, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. "We face a direct existential threat. Climate change is moving faster than we are.

Losing Earth

When we had all the warnings at our fingertips, in 1979, we could have acted to save ourselves. But we didn't. And now it may be too late.The NYTimes reports 

We Are All Climate Refugees Now

This summer's fires, droughts, and record-high temperatures should serve as a wake-up call. The longer a narrow and ignorant elite condemns Americans and the rest of humanity to wander aimlessly in the political desert, the more likely it is that we will all end up in a wasteland.

Legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment in Australia: useful, redundant, or dangerous?

In a recent PhD thesis [link to https://eprints.utas.edu.au/23438/], Meg Good explores whether legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment would be a useful tool for environmental protection in Australia.

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.

 

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