Named the main threats to humanity

Specialists of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) named the main threats to humanity. The corresponding report is published on the website of the organization.

One of the main threats to humanity in the UN considered large-scale forest fires and noise pollution. Experts attributed these phenomena to those that have a significant negative impact on nature and human health.

Experts noted that due to forest fires, trees can turn from absorbers of greenhouse gas emissions into their source, and the fires themselves contribute to water pollution and the melting of glaciers.

Noise pollution, in turn, provokes chronic irritability and affects the quality of sleep, which ultimately leads to heart disease, mental disorders and hearing loss.

Experts also recognized the desynchronization of ecosystems as a threatening phenomenon.

Earlier, the scientific journalist of the Danish publication Berlingske Lars Henrik Ogor said that the main natural threat to life on Earth is a supervolcano. US President Joe Biden, in turn, said that climate change is a threat to the very existence of mankind.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was established in 1972. Its purpose is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in the field of respect for the environment by creating opportunities to improve the quality of life of states and peoples without compromising future generations.

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