Our Planet Foundation

 - Is taking charge to make a difference for Mother Nature - Humans are turning the world into a “lonely planet” depleted of its rich biodiversity, and there could soon come a point when the mass extinction of species turns into an irreversible spiral of decline, according to a leading ecologist.

Professor Ed Wilson, an authority on biodiversity at Harvard University, said that the extinction rate of species is running between 100 and 1,000 times higher than in pre-human times and that we are on course to lose half of all animals and plants by the end of the century.

“We’re making a lonely planet at a faster rate than ever recorded. More than that, if we continue to destroy the biosphere it becomes a very dangerous planet,” professor Wilson told us on a recent visit to Britain.

“If you wiped out enough species, all of those say in South America, then that may be a tipping point where you get enough changes globally to begin a downward spiral,” professor Wilson said.

“A tipping point will come, but we don’t know when. However, the important thing is that it will come, and maybe sooner than we thought if we continue to destroy the natural habitat, and in particular the species,” he said.

“You can rehabilitate a damaged habitat to some extent, but you can’t do that if you have gotten rid of species. We would lose them forever, and I think that would be a tipping point in human existence,” he added. 

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 We can't go on ignoring the abuse, we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it.

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The vision of Future Earth (2025 Vision) is for people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world. This requires the evolution of a new type of science – Global Sustainability Science – that links disciplines, knowledge systems and societal partners to support a more agile global innovation system. Working together, with commitment we will make change and start to restore Our Planet.

Our Planet Foundation

Actions taken today can help slow down climate change, avoid unwanted impacts, and protect our children and grandchildren. Federal and provincial governments must take action, and that's more likely to happen if they let their political leaders know how important the issue is. We must also do all we can in our own lives!

Our Planet Foundation is committed to working with a broad range of groups to build a collective voice for action on climate change. Among our partners are health professionals, youth leaders, multicultural groups, the business community, and more.

Check back for updates on our public engagement campaign work and to find out how you can get involved. Together we can make a change - And with each of us making the commitment to start with small steps, together we can make a huge difference. The future generations are depending on us.  


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