Alarmingly, the research shows future environmental conditions will be far more dangerous than experts currently believe.
This is largely because academics tend to specialise in one discipline, which means they’re in many cases unfamiliar with the complex system in which planetary-scale problems and their potential solutions exist.
What’s more, positive change can be impeded by governments rejecting or ignoring scientific advice, and ignorance of human behaviour by both technical experts and policymakers. More broadly, the human optimism bias; thinking bad things are more likely to befall others than yourself means many people underestimate the environmental crisis.
Put simply, if we review the current state of the global environment, there are many things, to cover but if we look at some issues we can see that:
Food shortages impede our nations as mass production and supply is being limited including issues such as food miles, farming, availability of fresh produce and feeding people.
Whilst these figures are alarming and things seems to be getting worse we can work together to take action and change the progress of the systems that are contributing to these issues and slow the damage in order to reverse and heal these formidable issues.