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In the article ‟Humans causing catastrophic ecosystems shifts, study finds”, the author, Thomson Reuters, discusses that human dominance over the natural environment has caused many changes in world ecosystems. Human activities have a devastating impact on ecosystems. As the author mentioned, the damage and exploitation of wildlife and natural vegetation by human beings has left ecosystems in bad shape. Unfortunately, at least 468 creatures have been eliminated from the planet since 1990, including the Costa Rican golden and Yangtze.

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A Disaster is a Disaster By Inaara Haydari

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In his article “Wealth redistribution and population management are the only logical way forward”, William E Rees warns his readers that our techno-industrial society is running on an human ecological footprint that is at least 60% larger than the planet can sustain. While countries are still using renewable resources at a faster rate than they can replenish, the world community still has not agreed on a response to this issue.

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that if Cape Town’s water supply keeps decreasing, the city will face Day Zero, which means all taps will be turned off, in April. The evident cause of this water scarcity is climate change, as the city is vulnerable to more and more droughts, but Onishi and Sengupta, the authors, explain that there are many ways through which the city could have avoided this situation, especially while remembering that Cape Town was awarded the “adaptation implementation” prize for their water conservation methods.

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