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Grim prognosis – we’re on track for a ghastly future

Source: flinders.edu.au

An international group of 17 leading scientists have produced a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the state of civilisation, warning that the outlook is more dire and dangerous than is generally understood.

A loss of biodiversity and accelerating climate change in the coming decades coupled with ignorance and inaction is threatening the survival of all species, including our very own, according to the experts from institutions including Stanford University, UCLA, and Flinders University.

The researchers state that world leaders need a ‘cold shower’ regarding the state of our environment, both to plan and act to avoid a ghastly future. MORE