Problem

Exceeding critical pollution loads

Other Names:
Exceeding environmental sinks
Claim:
We live on a human-dominated planet, where no ecosystem on Earth's surface is free of pervasive human influence. We are not so much running out of stuff. We are running out of what the scientists call "sinks" -- places to put the by-products of our large appetites, notably still have the atmospheric equivalent of garbage dumps.
Aggravates:
Pollutants
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
04.05.1998 – 00:00 CEST