The Club of Rome, The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, A Decade Of Action: The Case For A Planetary Emergency Plan, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 4, November 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/decade-action-case-planetary-emergency-plan/) Abstract: For 10,000 years, human civilisation has grown and thrived because of Earth’s remarkable climate stability and rich biological diversity. In the last 50 years, human activity has severly undermined this resilience. Our patterns of economic growth, development, production and consumption are pushing the Earth’s life-support systems beyond their natural boundaries. The stability of these systems—our global commons on which we so fundamentally depend—is now at risk. The science is clear that we are now accelerating towards tipping points and that the consequences of inaction will be catastrophic for humanity. The time to act is running out1. This is a Planetary Emergency. The definition of an emergency is a dangerous event requiring immediate action to reduce risk of potentially catastrophic results. The impacts of climate change and ecological destruction are more severe and are manifesting themselves earlier than many scientific predictions in previous decades had … Topics: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Financing; Security