Green decline ‘may bring about irriversable change’

From the BBC: Great post about climate change and how humanity is causing terrible damage to our planet’s biosphere. It seems world leaders are mired in political squabbles failing to find agreement and in the meantime our oceans, air, water are suffering. According to the UN’s Environmental Program (UNEP), progress was low in the following areas (which will be discussed at this years Rio+20 summit):

  • air pollution indoors and outdoors is probably causing more than six million premature deaths each year
  • greenhouse gas emissions are on track to warm the world by at least 3C on average by 2100
  • most river basins contain places where drinking water standards are below World Health Organization standards
  • only 1.6% of the world’s oceans are protected.