While politics continue to cripple efforts to fight the planetary emergency, the science remains as unequivocal and irrefutable as ever. We have already crossed a number of ‘tipping points’ in the Earth system; vital thresholds beyond which irreversible and catastrophic consequences for all life on this planet will ensue. The impacts of climate change and ecological destruction are more severe and are manifesting themselves earlier than many scientific predictions in previous decades had foreseen. Without major interventions, the risks will soon reach a critical stage.
by Sandrine Dixson Declève, Co-President, The Club of Rome