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22 Aug, 2012

Earth approaches an irreversible tipping point – DW.DE

Current global consumption levels could result in a large-scale ecosystem collapse, according to a study conducted by a team of 22 international scientists. The researchers compared the biological impacts of major shifts in the state of the planet and published their results this week in the journal Nature.

The researchers determined that population growth, destruction of the environment and climate change threaten to irreversibly alter the global ecosystem. They pointed out that the world population is set to rise from 7 billion to around 9.3 billion by mid-century. Their findings also showed that global warming will outstrip the UN target of 2 degrees Celsius.

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