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More Scientists Say Earth Is On The Verge Of Collapse

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Human-generated pressures, at their current pace, will likely drive our planet’s ecosystems to an irreversible collapse in the coming decades, according to a new paper in the journal Nature.

The paper, titled “Approaching a state-shift in Earth’s biosphere,” is the work of 18 scientists from Chile, Canada, Finland, the U.K., Spain and the United States.

Based on a review of scientific theories, ecosystem modeling and fossils, the researchers concluded that accelerating loss of biodiversity, extreme climate fluctuations and a radically changing total energy budget are precursors to reaching a planetary tipping point that would be followed by an irreversible collapse of our planet’s ecosystems.

The paper echoes the most recent scientific research on the adverse effects of overpopulation, over-consumption, biodiversity loss, energy scarcity and climate change on the environment.

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Posted by on June 7, 2012. Filed under Environment,Nature,Research,Science. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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