(2) The global ecosystem in crisis
At the same time, global warming and numerous other environmental destructions have come into being, as a result of economic activity that uses resources, consumes food, and targets increased production and revenue, on the basis of conventional technology and extensions thereof. Also, harmful effects to the human body have emerged as a reality, as a consequence of contact with or intake of harmful substances. AIDS and other diseases that are difficult to deal with effectively are epidemic around the world. We are now confronted with a crisis that threatens to fundamentally topple the global ecosystem.
Back in the 20th century, there were warnings too that a crisis was bound to occur, if we went on with the traditional way of mass production and mass consumption or with the large-scale destruction of the Earth’s environment. Having just entered the 21st century, the Earth now faces that real crisis before our very eyes.
(Date published / 公開日： 12/26/2020)
(Date last updated / 最終改訂日: 12/26/2020)