A baby born today: The climate and their future

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: May 11, 2019

Author(s): Kevin O'Sullivan

Newspaper: Irish Times

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A NEW REPORT DEPICTS AN EVER-DEPLETING NATURAL WORLD, WITH HUGE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COMING GENERATION. WHAT WILL THEIR LIVES BE LIKE?

Life-support systems that nature provides – an intertwined web that sustains humans, plants and animals – are at risk of unravelling in a matter of decades.

Deforestation, intensive agriculture, overfishing, development and other human activities are breaking the bonds that combine to make a healthy planet. Their destruction, fuelled by rampant consumption and obsession with economic growth, is accelerating.

“The evidence is crystal clear: nature is in trouble. Therefore we are in trouble,” declared Sandra Díaz, who co-chaired the completion of a global assessment of biodiversity published this week.

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  • Greeley Miklashek

    It is not just that “nature is in trouble , therefor we are in trouble”. We human have a built-in long evolved population regulation mechanism that is currently culling us at an alarming rate, which would be catastrophic were it not for our massive and increasingly expensive medical care systems keeping us alive. All of our top ten killers are “diseases of civilization” and are not found in sparsely populated hunter-gatherers. 55% of American adults currently suffer from at least one “chronic” medical condition! 1/3 entering college freshmen are already on antidepressants and 1/4 American adult women! We are sick and getting sicker by the moment. This is the prospect a newborn faces. Still want to bring another one of the daily 230,000 children into our already massively overcrowded and ever sicker world? You might want to check-out the “BirthStrike” website first for a long list of eyeopening testimonials by wouldbe parents who’ve chosen not to bring another life into this dying world. Just imagine their prospects in 50 years! Stress R Us