Our demands on nature are increasing: we are eating into our natural capital, making it more difficult to sustain the needs of the future. We have become the dominant force that is both shaping and altering the planet as a whole. Our impact is no longer local; it’s global. The effect of a growing human population will multiply the pressure we place on natural resources.
Our challenge is to ensure that there is enough land, food and water for future generations.
Fossil fuel emissions, climate change, agriculture, accelerated species extinction, chemical pollution and megacities – we have entered a new period in Earth’s history. The Anthropocene – the human epochSource: BBC