Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk


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  • Monday, 02 Feb 2015

Children play in a fountain to cool themselves off at a park in Tokyo, Japan, during a heatwave in 2014. Photo: EPA

Humans are eating away at their own life support systems at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, say scientists.

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.

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