Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

  title={Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future},
  author={Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Paul R. Ehrlich and Andrew James Beattie and Gerardo Ceballos and Eileen Crist and Joan M. Diamond and Rodolfo Dirzo and Anne H. Ehrlich and John Harte and Mary Ellen Harte and Graham H. Pyke and Peter H. Raven and William J. Ripple and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rik Saltr{\'e} and Christine Turnbull and Mathis Wackernagel and Daniel T. Blumstein},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Conservation Science},
We report three major and confronting environmental issues that have received little attention and require urgent action. First, we review the evidence that future environmental conditions will be far more dangerous than currently believed. The scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its lifeforms—including humanity—is in fact so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts. Second, we ask what political or economic system, or leadership, is prepared to handle the… 

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