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Human-made Crises ‘Outrunning Our Ability To Deal With Them,’ Scientists Warn

It seems we aren’t changing fast enough. Researchers from many countries writing in the journal of science warn:

“Energy, food and water crises, climate disruption, declining fisheries, ocean acidification, emerging diseases and increasing antibiotic resistance are examples of serious, intertwined global-scale challenges spawned by the accelerating scale of human activity,”

They argue that local and national efforts are already failing and there needs to be international action taken to avert environmental disaster.

There needs to be a “global scale social contract.” They don’t say that countries should give up their autonomy, but there needs to be a regulatory agency that can affect change on a larger scale to bring about the abrupt shift needed to avoid disaster.

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