Nature giveth, and humans taketh away

Nature giveth, and humans taketh away

Nature’s ability to protect people from water pollution, coastal storms and under-pollinated crops is declining.  Photo credit: Ivan Kmit, Adobe Photo Stock.

Nature has been supporting life on Earth for millennia. But human exploitation of her generous resources is wearing thin, and an interactive global map created by a large team of scientists from the US, Canada and Europe models where and how.

“Nature underpins people’s wellbeing,” says lead author Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer from Stanford University, US. “We know this and yet we are flying blind – we’ve lacked the information we need to safeguard the nature that supports us.”


Published by Cosmos.

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