“…As scientists who study the interaction of people with the rest of the biosphere using a wide range of approaches, we agree that the evidence that humans are damaging their ecological life-support systems is overwhelming. As members of the scientific community actively involved in assessing the biological and societal impacts of global change, we are sounding this alarm to the world…
“For humanity’s continued health and prosperity, we all – individuals, businesses, political leaders, religious leaders, scientists, and people in every walk of life – must work hard to solve these five global problems, starting today:
Climate DisruptionExtinctionsLoss of Ecosystem DiversityPollutionHuman Population Growth and Resource Consumption”
Anyone who is interested in Nature+Economics is so, because of articles like this. If we needed reminding this is important, here it is. The list of signatories includes Dr. and Prof. from Research Institutes and Universities around the world.
It’s got a conscice review of these 5 major Environmental and Scientific Issues, and a targeted, yet comprehensive bibliography.
It’s sobering reading as always, but useful. But is there a better way for the scientific community to drive the change. I feel I have read this before. Is this is best way to communicate across the Nature/Economcis divide? What is? And who’s responsibility is it anyway – Nature? Or Economcis?
See the full Report here:
See on mahb.stanford.edu