Environmental Destruction

The planet's natural ecosystems and regenerating bio-capacity are being severely degraded and, as a result, this compromises the ability of the planet to sustain life. Forests, fisheries, oceans, rangeland, freshwater systems (lakes, wetlands, rivers) and other natural ecosystems are all threatened while many are on the verge of collapse. Water, land, and air are getting increasingly polluted, water tables are falling, soil erosion is leading to desertification, global warming is well underway, and species are dying out 1000 times faster than their natural rate of extinction.

Facts

Resources

RainForest Action Network -
     Facts about Forests

United Nations Food and Agriculture Association-
     Climate Change Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016

United Nations Environment Programme -
     GLOBAL GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK 2016