Biodiversity Crisis About to Put Humanity at Risk

According to a leaked draft of the global assessment report, up to 1 million species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades. The global assessment report on nature is compiled by the leading research body of the UN.

The 1,800-page report warns that people living today, future generations, and wildlife are all at risk unless urgent action is taken to reverse the loss of plants, insects and animals. The world’s leading scientists warn Earth’s life-support systems are approaching a danger zone for humanity.

The wording of the summary is being finalized by a gathering of experts and government representatives before its release on Monday.

 

 

Photo: “Earth” by Rubén Moreno Montolíu is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.