Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists

Sunburst over the Mojave Desert
Sunburst over the Mojave Desert

“Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.”

This is from two studies, published in Science and Anthropocene Review.  An article on the studies can be found at The Guardian.

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