Yet Another Planetary Five Alarm Fire Bell

July 16, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humans in jeopardy

See original/source content: SCIENCE DAILY

Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth’s declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


“You can think of the Earth like a battery that has been charged very slowly over billions of years,” said the study’s lead author, John Schramski, an associate professor in UGA’s College of Engineering.


“The sun’s energy is stored in plants and fossil fuels, but humans are draining energy much faster than it can be replenished.”

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