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UN: Environmental damage causes 25% of all death and disease

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Report. In its sixth Global Environmental Outlook report, the UN acknowledges that the transformations necessary to change the current situation will not be easy, but there is simply no alternative.

written by Luca Martinelli

Topic Climate change

March 15, 2019

The planet is increasingly unhealthy, and environmental degradation is responsible for a quarter of all deaths worldwide. The United Nations has sounded the alarm once again, on the occasion of the Fourth UN Environment Assembly taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, until March 15, where they presented the sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) report.

If we really want to guarantee a dignified life for 10 billion people (the projected number of inhabitants of the Earth in just over 30 years), which the UN says is likely the “greatest challenge” in the history of humanity, we need to think that we are right now before a crossroads that will prove decisive for humanity’s future. The youth who will take to the streets worldwide Friday understand this very well. The GEO-6 report says we need to focus on radical changes in three areas: food, energy, and resource........

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