It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. He handed over the precious package to the manager on duty.
Half of the world's wetlands were lost last century.
Logging and conversion have shrunk the world's forests by as much as half. Some 9 percent of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction; tropical deforestation may exceedsquare kilometers per year.
Fishing fleets are 40 percent larger than the ocean can sustain.
Nearly 70 percent of the world's major marine fish stocks are overfished or are being fished at their biological limit. Soil degradation has affected two-thirds of the world's agricultural lands in the last 50 years.
Some 30 percent of the world's original forests have been converted to agriculture. Sincethe global economy has tripled in size and population has grown by 30 percent to 6 billion people. Dams, diversions or canals fragment almost 60 percent of the world's largest rivers.
Twenty percent of the world's freshwater fish are extinct, threatened or endangered. People and Ecosystems, the Fraying Web of Life United Nations Development Programme A pioneering analysis of the world's ecosystems reveals a widespread decline in the condition of the world's ecosystems due to increasing resource demands.
The analsysis, by the World Resources Institute WRI warns that if the decline continues it could have devastating implications for human development and the welfare of all species.
The analysis examined coastal, forest, grassland, and freshwater and agricultural ecosystems. The health of the each ecosystem was measured, as based on its ability to produce the goods and services that the world currently relies on.
The analysis shows that there are considerable signs that the capacity of Earth's ecosystems to produce many of the goods and services we depend on is rapidly declining.
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To make matters worse, as our ecosystems decline, we are also racing against time since scientists lack baseline knowledge needed to properly determine the conditions of such systems. New Analysis of World's Ecosystems Reveals Widespread Decline ENN Will our great- grandchildren inherit a desiccated husk of a once shimmering planet, and curse us for a legacy of droughts, plagues,storms and hardscrabble moonscapes?
The four-fold increase in humans and the advent of the consumer society - have made the end of the millennium a cusp of history. Affluent consumers in Hong Kong want exotic fish and presto!
Poachers in the Philippines destroy vital reefs to meet that demand. Millions of workers in China and Russia are plagued with pollution-related ailments. We need your help to ask President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to get working on a bold plan to curb ocean acidification.
Carbon dioxide pollution is also being absorbed by the ocean, causing its chemistry to change and become more acidic.Director’s Note: The science and research done on the true impacts of animal agriculture is always growing. The statistics used in the film were based on the best information we had available while producing the film.
The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. Here is an excerpt from the USVI Integrated Water Quality Monitoring & Assessment. I know its and we are not sure if DPNR has done anything for yet.
Other ways humans are impacted these rainforests would be from oil extraction, logging, mining, fires, was, commercial agriculture, pollution, hunting, and many more, thus displacing a large variety of plants and animals that cannot survive anywhere else.
Ending Destruction of the Rainforest As destruction of the rainforest continues, man slowly paves the inevitable path to a clear end.
It has been known that the rainforest is an essential provider for the balance of the mother earth and that it acts as a key for life as we know it. 🔥Citing and more! Add citations directly into your paper, Check for unintentional plagiarism and check for writing mistakes.