In his new study published in Frontiers in Conservation Science, scientists claim that world leaders
New study lead author, Professor CoreyBradshaw, of Flinders University, said he and his colleagues were summarizing the state of flora and fauna to convey to policymakers the seriousness of humanity's future.
“Humanity is causing rapid lossbiodiversity, and with it the Earth's ability to support life. But most people cannot grasp the magnitude of this loss and that they themselves will suffer from the consequences of the destruction of the environment, - emphasizes Professor Bradshaw. - In fact, the scale of threats to the biosphere and all its life forms is so great that even well-informed experts find it difficult to understand the seriousness of the situation. The problem is compounded by ignorance and short-term selfish interests. "
Summary of the main categories of environmentalchanges expressed as a percentage relative to the baseline indicated in the text. Red indicates the percentage of a category that is damaged, lost, or otherwise affected, while blue indicates the percentage that remains intact, remaining, or otherwise unaffected. Credit: Bradshaw et al
Professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford Universitysays that no political or economic system or leadership is now ready to withstand predicted disasters, or even capable of such actions.
“Halting biodiversity loss is far fromis among the priorities of any country, far behind other issues such as employment, health, economic growth or currency stability. Humanity runs a Ponzi ecological scheme in which society takes away from nature and future generations the ability to pay for short-term economic improvement today.
The experts emphasize that their article, in whichcited over 150 studies, aims to clearly and unambiguously outline likely future trends of declining biodiversity, mass extinctions, climate disruption, planetary poisoning. And all these cataclysms are associated with human consumption and population growth.
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Financial pyramid (also investment pyramid, scheme or Ponzi game)