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9 Ecological Boundaries We Don’t Want To Cross

September 27, 2009

Welcome To The Anthropocene!

Chris’ latest piece is up at Elephant Journal discussing how close we may be to approaching several ecological tipping points from which we won’t be able to recover.

The more complete version of the study cited in the Wired article proposes setting nine critical planetary boundaries we should not cross, lest we invite ecological catastrophe.

Looking at the recent past, I’m not very optimistic that world leaders (especially ours in the US) will give these boundaries fair consideration in their policy decisions. This should only give us even more reason to understand these scientists’ findings and redouble our efforts to convince others of the impending drastic life changes if we don’t take action soon.

No more hitting the snooze button on addressing man-made climate change, its time to wake up!