Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk. Without urgent action, we could face threats to water, food, biodiversity and other critical resources: these threats risk intensifying economic, ecological and social crises, creating the potential for a humanitarian emergency on a global scale.
- “State of the Planet Declaration,” London, March 29, 2012
There is a fascinating exchange between a guy who has chosen to sort of give up hope on fixing the environment, and a guy who still has some. It’s a multi-part series, all worth reading.