"Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all
is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the
outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.
The research published today reviews more than 150 studies to produce a
stark summary of the state of the natural world. We outline the likely
future trends in biodiversity decline, mass extinction, climate
disruption and planetary toxification. We clarify the gravity of the
human predicament and provide a timely snapshot of the crises that must
be addressed now.
The problems, all tied to human consumption and population growth, will
almost certainly worsen over coming decades. The damage will be felt for
centuries and threatens the survival of all species, including our own.
Our paper was authored by 17 leading scientists, including those from
Flinders University, Stanford University and the University of
California, Los Angeles. Our message might not be popular, and indeed is
frightening. But scientists must be candid and accurate if humanity is
to understand the enormity of the challenges we face."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics