NEW DELHI, Oct. 26, 2023 (TBINN)
Some areas in the Indo-Gangetic basin in India have already passed the groundwater depletion tipping point and its entire Northwestern region is predicted to experience critically low groundwater availability by 2025, according to a new report by the United Nations.
Titled “Interconnected Disaster Risks Report 2023” and published by the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (U.N.U.-E.H.S.), the report highlights that the world is approaching six environmental tipping points: accelerating extinctions, groundwater depletion, mountain glacier melting, space debris, unbearable heat and an uninsurable future.
Environmental tipping points are critical thresholds in the Earth’s systems, beyond which abrupt and often irreversible changes occur, leading to profound and sometimes catastrophic shifts in eco-systems, climate patterns and overall environment.