Rate of environmental degradation has put life at risk
January 16 , 2015
The human race is “eating away” at its own “life support systems” at an unprecedented rate not seen in 10,000 years, new research reportedly says.
The two new studies list the degradation of land and freshwater, emission of greenhouse gases, and the environmental pollution caused by large quantities of agricultural chemicals as the main causes of the environmental degradation.
Four of the nine processes that are keys to life on the planet have breached “safe” levels, the studies show.