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Already Past Point Of No Return: #climate

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In 1992,
. . . 1700 scientists, penned an open letter entitled,
. . . “The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.”

Human activities,
. . . inflict harsh and often irreversible damage, on the:
. . . . . . environment,
. . . . . . critical resources, and
. . . . . . may so alter the living world,
. . . . . . that it will be unable to sustain life, in the manner that we know.
Fundamental changes are urgent,
. . . if we are to avoid the collision,
. . . our present course will bring about.

Since that first warning in 1992:
. . . . . . global average temperatures have risen by more than 1/2 a degree Celsius,
. . . . . . annual carbon dioxide emissions have increased by 62%,
. . . . . . access to freshwater is lower,
. . . . . . forests have been decimated,  
. . . . . . fisheries have dwindled,
. . . . . . there are 2 billion more people inhabiting the earth,
. . . . . . but there are almost a 1/3 fewer mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. There is one bright spot.
. . . “The rapid global decline in ozone depleting substances,
. . . shows that we can make positive change, when we act decisively.”

Now, 15,000 scientists have issued what they call the
. . . “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice.”
“Humanity has failed to make sufficient progress,
. . . in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and
. . . alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse.
Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory.”

10-15-2017 Source:  Already past point of no Return: #Climate


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