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March 30, 2005

Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up'

Topics: International News

Apparently, at least according to this report, human activity is putting such a strain on the natural functions of our planet earth that the ability of our planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted."  That, at least to me, is scary stuff!

- Guardian Unlimited

The human race is living beyond its means. A report backed by 1,360 scientists from 95 countries - some of them world leaders in their fields - today warns that the almost two-thirds of the natural machinery that supports life on Earth is being degraded by human pressure.

The study contains what its authors call "a stark warning" for the entire world. The wetlands, forests, savannahs, estuaries, coastal fisheries and other habitats that recycle air, water and nutrients for all living creatures are being irretrievably damaged. In effect, one species is now a hazard to the other 10 million or so on the planet, and to itself.

Contnue reading ...

Posted by Hyscience at March 30, 2005 11:13 AM

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