Thursday, February 25, 2010

From Ocean To Ozone: Earth's Nine Life-Support Systems

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We have already overstepped three of nine planetary boundaries and are at grave risk of transgressing several others.

From New Scientist:

UP TO now, the Earth has been very kind to us. Most of our achievements in the past 10,000 years - farming, culture, cities, industrialisation and the raising of our numbers from a million or so to almost 7 billion - happened during an unusually benign period when Earth's natural regulatory systems kept everything from the climate to the supply of fresh water inside narrow, comfortable boundaries.

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