Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk

  • Living Premium
  • 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.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Living

Here's what Seoul's new, smart '10-minute city' is all about Premium
Shore leave critical for physical and mental health of maritime crews Premium
In Mannheim, Germany, letter-shaped buildings help to revitalise a neighbourhood Premium
Guys, it's time to open up and talk Premium
Eating healthy isn’t just for the wealthy – the trick is to eat at home Premium
Dear Thelma: I'm worried about my adult son's financial future and relationships Premium
How roundabouts are more green than traffic lights and how they help save lives Premium
Capsule hostel with a library and bookstore in China named World Interior of the Year 2021 Premium
Therapy dogs are ‘better than a bloody Mary’, says nervous air passenger Premium
A waste-to-energy plant with ski slope in Denmark named World Building of the Year 2021 Premium

Others Also Read