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Climate change could `lead` to extinction of humans: Expert

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:47

Zee Media Bureau

Sydney: Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest threats that our world is facing right now. Scientists and experts around the world have expressed grave concerns about the dangerous effects which climate change will have on our daily lives. All parts of the globe are now facing brunt of climate change in the face of recent devastating extreme weather events.

Helen Berry , Associate dean at the University of Canberra has warned that the rapidly changing climate of earth could possibly make human beings extinct as a species.

She explained that while the planet has experienced warmer and colder climates at different points in history, the rate of change has never been as fast as it is today.
The most unnerving and alarming thing is the speed of the change since the 1970s, when we started burning a lot of fossil fuels in a massive way, she said.

Berry asserted that humans can`t possibly evolve to match this rate of warming and, unless they get control of it, it will mean their extinction eventually.
Berry has written in her report that human-driven climate change poses a great threat, unprecedented in type and scale, to wellbeing, health and perhaps even to human survival.

First Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:47

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