What they said
The initial warning, 25 years ago identified trends that needed to be reversed to curtail environmental destruction, including ozone depletion, forest loss, climate change and human population growth. The research article highlighted the negative global trends, including a 26 per cent reduction in the amount of fresh water available per capita and a loss of nearly 300 million acres of forestland. “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice”, BioScience.
A boat escorting a stranded humpback whale back to deeper waters in Qidong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province |