The Earth Can no longer sustain us

by user | March 30, 2005 11:01 am

Human damage to Earth worsening fast-report
Reuters AlertNet, UK
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. OSLO, March 30 (Reuters) – Humans are damaging the planet at an unprecedented rate and …

Earth’s health deteriorating, warns UN study
Hindu, India
London, March 23.(AP): Growing populations and expanding economic activity have strained the planet’s ecosystems over the past half century, a trend that …

Earth has suffered irreversible changes, study finds
ABC Online, Australia
A big scientific investigation into the impact of human activity on the natural environment has concluded that the damage is threatening the ability of the …

Eco changes threaten development
Aljazeera.net, Qatar
Nearly two-thirds the ecosystem services that support life on Earth are being degraded or used unsustainably, and the harmful consequences of this could grow …

Dim future for life on Earth – study
Edmonton Sun, Canada –
OTTAWA — Human activity is putting so much pressure on ecosystems that the survival of life on Earth cannot be taken for granted, says a UN study synthesizing …

Earth is at risk, scientists say
Kansas City Star, MO
WASHINGTON — We are using the Earth to improve our lives, but our children and grandchildren will live in a worsening environment that endangers their …

Deteriorating ecosystem endangers global development: report
Xinhua, China
TOKYO, March 30 (Xinhuanet) — The world’s ecosystem is facing growing degradation in the following 50 years, a trend that would put the realization of the …

Report on Global Ecosystems Calls for Radical Changes
Washington Post
By Shankar Vedantam. Many of the world’s ecosystems are in danger and might not support future generations unless radical measures …

Planet Earth on cusp of disaster, say leading scientists
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
By Steve Connor. Planet Earth stands on the cusp of disaster and people should no longer take it for granted that their children …

What on Earth are we doing to our planet?
Scotsman, UK
HUMANS are damaging the planet at an unprecedented rate and increasing the risk of abrupt collapses in nature that could spur disease, deforestation or “dead …

‘It can no longer be deinied that ‘human influences” is the culprit in a damming assessment of the global health of our world. Its been reported around the nations of the world after the release of a commissioned UN report the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment program that we can no longer take it for granted that the earth will be sustainable in the very foreseeable future but will our nations policy makers have the will to make a significant attempt to alter the course of our doomed destiny.
Particularly when the United Nations is itself embarking on questionable enviromental strategys with its (E)mission creep[1]
And don’t forget that worlds top polluter, the United States and Australia have turned its back on the 1997 Kyoto agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions 5.2 percent by 2012 on the grounds that it would be too costly .
Perhaps the only solution is affected peoples such as the Inuits of Alaska to take offending countries like the US to court for Human Rights Violations .If money is the cause of the richest nations reluctance to implement sustainable policys then a myriad of lawsuits just may make it viable for them.
It seems a human rights issues when a nation of people can no carry on their traditional culture and way of life because Global warming has significamtly changed their enviroment.

Endnotes:
  1. (E)mission creep: http://www.newsinsider.org/61/world-banks-emission-creep

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