Key Points


The planet is facing mass extinction, declining health, and climate-disruption upheavals that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, state top scientists in a recent paper.

The scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its lifeforms – including humanity – is so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts.

Climate-induced mass migrations, more pandemics and conflicts over resources will be inevitable unless urgent action is taken.

Remedies requires far-reaching changes to global capitalism, education and equality. They include abolishing the idea of perpetual economic growth, properly pricing environmental externalities, stopping the use of fossil fuels, reining in corporate lobbying, and empowering women.

Unless governments begin to take the extent of the problem seriously we face a ‘ghastly’ future.

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