Human activities risk destruction of life-sustaining nature

There are potentially irreversible changes in the planet's ability to sustain progress that has been made in economic development.

Asha-Rose Migiro

The warning comes from the United Nations Deputy Secretary-
General, Asha-Rose Migiro, on the eve of International Mother Earth Day, observed on 22 April.

Ms. Migiro says that in the past two decades there has been considerable growth, particularly in emerging economies in Asia, Latin America and increasingly Africa where millions of people have risen from poverty.

“The evidence is clear from all quarters by our very own activities and assumptions, we risk profound and potentially irreversible changes in the planet’s ability to sustain our progress. We see it in water pollution, loss of biodiversity, desertification, deforestation, a depleted ozone layer and climate change.”

Duration: 22″

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