Nobel laureates: ‘we are transgressing planetary boundaries that have kept civilization safe for the past 10,000 years’

Nobel laureates: ‘we are transgressing planetary boundaries that have kept civilization safe for the past 10,000 years’ Jeremy Hance mongabay.com http://sns.mx/fsdTy3 May 23, 2011 Last week the 3rd Nobel Laureates Symposium on Global Sustainability concluded with participants—including 17 past Nobel Prize winners and 40 other experts—crafting and signing the Stockholm Memorandum. The document calls for […]

Measuring the Daily Destruction of the World’s Rainforests

According to the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization, overall tropical deforestation rates this decade are 8.5 percent higher than during the 1990s. Pinning down exact numbers is nearly impossible, but most experts agree that we are losing upwards of 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest daily, and significantly degrading another 80,000 acres every day on […]