Scientists Describe Earth as “Toxic Planet” and Outline Harmful Human Activities Including Manufactured Chemicals and Plastic Pollution in the Oceans – Phys.org
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“Humans emit more than 250 billion tonnes of chemical substances a year, in a toxic avalanche that is harming people and life everywhere on the planet.
“Earth, and all life on it, are being saturated with man-made chemicals in an event unlike anything in the planet’s entire history,” says Julian Cribb, author of ‘Surviving the 21st Century’ (Springer International 2017).
“Every moment of our lives we are exposed to thousands of these substances. They enter our bodies with each breath, meal or drink we take, the clothes and cosmetics we wear, the things we encounter every day in our homes, workplaces and travel.
Mr Cribb says that the poisoning of the planet through man-made chemical emissions is probably the largest human impact – and the one that is least understood or regulated. It is one of ten major existential risks now confronting humanity, he describes in Surviving the 21st Century.”
Article covering scientists comments about pollution and climate damage due to human activity like plastic pollution and manufactured chemicals.
- Scientists categorize Earth as a ‘toxic planet’
- February 7, 2017
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