Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Environmental Tipping Point
"The world's eco-systems are at risk of "rapid degradation and collapse" according to a new United Nations report...

"The U.N. warns several eco-systems including the Amazon rainforest, freshwater lakes and rivers and coral reefs are approaching a "tipping point" which, if reached, may see them never recover..."

"Vertebrate species fell by nearly one third between 1970 and 2006, natural habitats are in decline, genetic diversity of crops is falling and sixty breeds of livestock have become extinct since 2000..."

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