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Has Earth Passed a Tipping Point?

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Is the Sustainability of Human Societies at Stake?

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Biodiversity Hot Spots

ScienceDaily.com reports that scientists at the University College London (UCL) have published research, the link is below, showing that Earth may have passed a tipping point.

[STEMRules Tip: Diverse Environmentalists You Should Know About]

If so, it could, ScienceDaily says “Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies.”

[Watch: Scientists Warn of Unsafe Decline in Biodiversity]

Journal Reference:

  1. Tim Newbold, Lawrence N. Hudson, Andrew P. Arnell, Sara Contu, Adriana De Palma, Simon Ferrier, Samantha L. L. Hill, Andrew J. Hoskins, Igor Lysenko, Helen R. P. Phillips, Victoria J. Burton, Charlotte W. T. Chng, Susan Emerson, Di Gao, Gwilym Pask-Hale, Jon Hutton, Martin Jung, Katia Sanchez-Ortiz, Benno I. Simmons, Sarah Whitmee, Hanbin Zhang, Jörn P. W. Scharlemann, Andy Purvis. Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment. Science, 2016 DOI: 1126/science.aaf2201

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