Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Reveals 'Strain' on Earth.

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

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This article critically analyzes the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Synthesis Report, the result of a large scale research project that took place over four years. Findings in the report suggest that as many as 60 % of life-supporting systems are being degraded, predicts abrupt changes such as the emergence of new diseases, sudden changes in water quality, the collapse of fisheries and shifts in regional climates.

Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainability
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion
Special Interest: Sustainability
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Sustainability