COVID-19 Is a Symptom of a Planet That’s Been Pushed Past a Tipping Point

 The pandemic could signal that we’ve passed a series of civilizational tipping points that will usher in a new era of ecological emergencies.
By Nafeez Ahmed – November 23, 2020, 9:15am
The COVID-19 pandemic signals that civilization has breached a major ‘tipping point’ that could pave the way for a dangerous new era of interacting ecological emergencies.  
Scientific evidence accumulated over the last five years suggests that the pandemic didn’t come out of the blue, but is a direct consequence of industrial civilization’s breaching of key ‘planetary boundaries’—these are important natural ecosystems needed to maintain what scientists describe as the ‘safe operating space’ for human survival on the planet.

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