Environmental problems are as much a threat to humanity as they are to the environment.
Humanity faces significant challenges of unusual scope and danger. On the global ecopolitical agenda there are three interrelated problem clusters: climate change and ozone depletion, biodiversity, deforestation, and water shortages and energy supply and demand. The impact of continued rising temperatures around the world will be dramatic and devastating because rainfalls and storms will be more common and sea levels will rise and people who are living in low-lying coastal lands such as Venice and Netherlands will be under danger. a a a a a a