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Press release by the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, The Australian National University, University of Copenhagen and University of Minnesota
Planetary Boundaries: A Safe Operating Space for Humanity
Stockholm, September 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — New approaches are needed to help humanity deal with climate change and other global environmental threats that lie ahead in the 21st century. A group of 28 internationally renowned scientists propose that global biophysical boundaries, identified on the basis of the scientific understanding of the Earth System, can define a 'safe planetary operating space' that will allow humanity to continue to develop and thrive for generations to come. This new approach to sustainable development is conveyed in the coming issue of the scientific journal Nature where the scientists have made a first attempt to identify and quantify a set of nine planetary boundaries.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
This could be a step in the right direction to save and preserve our planet for generations to come. Al last some sense.
Carbon trading, tree hugging and all that jazz is BS through and through. Monetary compensation or Monetary punitive measures WILL NOT SAVE our planet, for the rich has more money to buy or pay, money which is ripped off the common people's back.
As much as I, only a mere nobody, applaud the scientists direction, I must add that there is still very much, and too much of planetary sciences that mankind has yet to comprehend, and more research and development would be spent in such areas, without fear or favour. Sustainability without impeding the pursuit of happiness and liberty of precious lives.
Only then can we truly protect and shield our planet for generations.