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Addressing the Threat to Earth System Boundaries

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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Earth Commission, the prestigious international group of scientists, recently published a study that is receiving a great deal of attention. The study in Nature Journal indicates that we have now breached most of the Earth system boundaries that include climate, biodiversity, fresh water, soil and air. Millions of people have already been displaced, worldwide health is threatened, extinctions are accelerating, ecosystems are being destroyed. The authors emphasize two things: (1) that urgent action is required to save the planet; and (2) action must include justice for the masses who are suffering the results of global destruction.

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Diana Liverman is has led and served with a number of national and international projects and committees including the Earth Commission of Future Earth, the US-NRC Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, the US-NRC panel on Informing America’s Climate Choices, the scientific advisory committee for the InterAmerican Institute (IAI) and the ICSU Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) project. She was an IPCC lead author for several assessments including the 2018 Special Report on 1.5C and a review editor for the 2022 Sixth assessment Working Group 2. Dr. Liverman is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the British Academy.

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