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Thursday, March 21, 2019

UN Report: #SOCIETY AT RISK; URGENT #CLIMATE ACTION NEEDED

"What's at stake is life, and society, as the majority of us know it and enjoy it today. We have no time to lose."





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A comprehensive United Nations report released on Wednesday found that while global human health is under dire threat from the climate crisis and industrial pollution, there is still a window for bold and urgent action if world leaders would but seize it.




"We are at a crossroads. Do we continue on our current path, which will lead to a bleak future for humankind, or do we pivot to a more sustainable development pathway? That is the choice our political leaders must make, now." 
—Joyce Msuya, U.N. Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme's Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), described as the most rigorous climate assessment released by the international body in the last five years, warned that continued inaction from policy-makers could result in millions of premature deaths from air pollution and other factors throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa by mid-century.




The report also highlighted rapidly increasing rates of species extinction.


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