The world faces six tipping points

The world faces six tipping points

From Cosmos (25/10/23), a report on the UN report on the tipping points the Earth faces …

The world faces six tipping points

A new United Nations University report warns that the world is on course to cross 6 tipping points, beyond which our global systems will fundamentally change.

The Interconnected Disaster Risks Report 2023 by the UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) has identified the 6 risk tipping points:

  • Accelerating extinctions
  • Groundwater depletion
  • Mountain glaciers melting
  • Space debris
  • Unbearable heat
  • Uninsurable future

“As we approach these tipping points, we will already begin to experience the impacts. Once crossed, it will be difficult to go back,” warns Dr Jack O’Connor, co-lead author and Senior Expert at UNU-EHS, in Germany.

“Our report can help us see risks ahead of us, the causes and the urgent changes required to avoid them.”

Also published this week The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory warns that life on planet Earth is under siege, and highlights that damaging tipping points are approaching sooner than expected.
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