UN Report Human society under urgent threat Earth’s natural life loss

A rhinoceros walks through a wildfire in a field at Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Assam state, India. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images.

Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report Earth’s natural diverisity is at risk but there is still time to save a UN report says. But only by a complete over haul of the global economic system along with political and social institutions. Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken. From coral reefs flickering out beneath the oceans to rainforests desiccating into savannahs, nature is being destroyed at a rate tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10m years, according to the UN global assessment report. The biomass of wild mammals has…

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