A group of scientists have warned of “ghastly future” for the earth due to climate change. A team of 17 leading scientists warned that the future of the planet is more dire and dangerous than is generally understood. Citing about 150 studies, they said the environmental conditions are far more dangerous than currently believed by the common men and experts alike. “As such, the world leaders need a cold shower wake-up call to face up to the challenge,” they said.
Daniel Blumstein, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles and one of the authors of the article said that it was no exaggeration to talk about a risk to our civilization. “May be people certainly recognize it, but they don’t understand the urgency, or maybe they recognize it, but they don’t want to take the individual sacrifice. The time delays between ecological deterioration and the socioeconomic impacts, means people don’t grasp the seriousness and timeliness of the problem,” he said.
In 2010, leaders from 196 countries gathered in Japan and agreed to biodiversity targets designed to save earth. It has become very important that everyone does their part in saving the earth by planting more trees, saving water, and by choosing an eco-friendly and a sustainable way of living.