Land, Marine, and Atmosphere (LAMA) Organization Launches New LAMA Scale Indicating Earth is Heading Towards Intensive Care
LAMA scientists conclude the overall Earth health is experiencing moderate to severe irreversible damages to global ecology and climate
BOSTON, April 21, 2020 (Newswire.com) - The LAMA Organization announces today a newly launched tool for monitoring the health of the three major domains of the Earth: land, marine, and atmosphere. The new tool termed the Land, Marine, and Atmosphere Scale (LAMA Scale), indicates that the Earth is quite sick and advancing towards the intensive care stage. Assessments by LAMA scientists across the entire scale suggest that conditions have substantially deteriorated, since the beginning of the 21st century. The LAMA Scale can be accessed at the following link: https://lamascale.org/the-scale
Laura Miranda, co-founder and executive director of LAMA Organization, stated, “As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it is time to recognize that the global environment is in critical condition. Our global climate is changing for the worse; these changes will have substantial impacts on all planetary life. Human activities are now rapidly altering the world’s climate, biophysical, and ecological systems, and it will be highly useful to monitor climate changes across all areas of the environment in an integrated way.”
Scales have been used for many different climate conditions: earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, among others. These scales provide reference points for which to categorize the impact of a specific event. Scientists have lacked such a scale for overall global environmental health. The LAMA Scale considers the integrated nature of the conditions of the environment and related climate changes and comprehensively measures the global health status in a way that considers the following key conditions: Chemical, Biological (Life), Physical, and Temperature.
By averaging an equally weighted scale across the three domains and the above key conditions, the LAMA scientists have determined the climate and environment of Earth fall into an overall rating of 3.5. The relevance of this rating places the current climate crisis in a range that falls in the moderate to severe irreversible impact on global climate health. Early recognition of these negative changes can affect how to solve the global crisis. The details of the severity rating scale can be found at the following link: https://lamascale.org/the-scale
About the LAMA Scale
The LAMA scale represents a breakthrough in monitoring the status of the global environmental and climate health. It should prove useful to scientists, governments, and the public as a tool that illustrates the complex interplay between all the key areas that factor into the health of our planetary home. As the LAMA Scale indicates, these challenges need to be addressed in a highly comprehensive way due to the complex interplay between the environment and climate.
About the LAMA Organization
LAMA Organization is a nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, and focused on advancing a better understanding of the interplay between the global environment and climate. For more information, please visit our website at https://lamascale.org
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