Scientists: Environmental Collapse Now a Serious Threat By Agence France-Presse
08 June 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/11819-scientists-environmental-collapse-now-a-serious-threat
[Excerpted] "Climate change, population growth and environmental destruction could cause a collapse of the ecosystem just a few generations from now, scientists warned on Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The paper by 22 top researchers said a "tipping point" by which the biosphere goes into swift and irreversible change, with potentially cataclysmic impacts for humans, could occur as early as this century.
The warning contrasts with a mainstream view among scientists that environmental collapse would be gradual and take centuries...."
Majia Here: The abstract and citation for the article mentioned by Agence France-Presse
Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere:
Anthony D. Barnosky, Elizabeth A. Hadly, Jordi Bascompte, Eric L. Berlow, James H. Brown, Mikael Fortelius, Wayne M. Getz, John Harte, Alan Hastings, Pablo A. Marquet, Neo D. Martinez, Arne Mooers, Peter Roopnarine, Geerat Vermeij, John W. Williams, Rosemary Gillespie, Justin Kitzes, Charles Marshall, Nicholas Matzke, David P. Mindell, Eloy Revilla & Adam B. Smith
Nature Volume: 486, Pages: 52–58
Date published: (07 June 2012)
Published online06 June 2012
[ABSTRACT] "Localized ecological systems are known to shift abruptly and irreversibly from one state to another when they are forced across critical thresholds. Here we review evidence that the global ecosystem as a whole can react in the same way and is approaching a planetary-scale critical transition as a result of human influence. The plausibility of a planetary-scale ‘tipping point’ highlights the need to improve biological forecasting by detecting early warning signs of critical transitions on global as well as local scales, and by detecting feedbacks that promote such transitions. It is also necessary to address root causes of how humans are forcing biological changes."
Majia Here: WE ARE ALREADY THERE.
The tipping point was achieved with the recent holocausts, including the massive oil spill in the Gulf, and now Fukushima is destroying the Pacific ocean and poisoning the northern hemisphere's land mass.
IT IS SO.