Fitting the Bill

Green (Living) Review

The Montreal Protocol (on substances that deplete the ozone layer) is an example of how cooperation can lead to environmental legislation in the face of strong opposition from vested interests, with the ozone layer on course to recover by 2050. Overfishing of the oceans, pollution of air, soil and water, are not a result of any emissions of CO2 from motorcars, and such, but are due to direct human actions, actions we can change and stop.

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Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?


Another theory is the sensitivity of their skins to the increased strength of ultraviolet rays from the thinning of the ozone layer. . Fishing industry regulations help prevent overfishing. Life has existed on our planet for over. three and a half billion years. Over that time, over 95 percent of the species that have existed have become extinct and new species better adapted to threats and changing conditions have evolved. . So why worry about the loss of biodiversity now?

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What Are the Major Threats to Biodiversity?


overfishing. If overfishing continues at its present rate, the world will run out of seafood by 2048 [9]. . It has been questioned whether it might be the depletion of the ozone layer that was protecting their sensitive skin. . Life on earth is nothing, if not resilient. Trillions of species have arisen and vanished into extinction on planet earth and even following each of five mass extinctions, life has reborn and evolved to where we are today. .

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What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?


Many different theories have been advanced for each: amphibians have thin, porous skin and may not be able to survive the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays allowed in through the thinning protective ozone layer or perhaps they have absorbed more pollutants from the air, land or water than their organs can filtrate, or maybe critical food sources have likewise been poisoned or vanished. We will run out of seafood by 2048 if overfishing continues at the present rate.

Earth Is Reaching The Point of No Return, Says Major UN Environment Report

The Green Changemakers

The authors of the latest report said there had been progress on some environmental problems in the past two decades, most notably the international agreement to protect the ozone layer. Overfishing was singled out as an issue that needed to be tackled as a priority. Published on Thursday, October 25, 2007 by Times Online/UK by Lewis Smith The speed at which mankind is using and abusing the Earth’s resources is putting humanity’s survival at risk, scientists have said.

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