Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Global Ecological Assessment calls for Humanity to Value Nature
Environment New Service
There is an unbreakable link between human well-being and the health of the planet," said Dr. Walter Reid, director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and a professor with the Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.
The massive study is filled with statistics that reveal how the planet’s ecosystems are struggling with the increasing demands of the world’s growing population.
It finds that more than 60 percent of the ecological systems that sustain life on Earth are being degraded or used unsustainably.