lørdag 18. mai 2019

Forget the US-China trade war, mass extinction should be the far bigger story

Trade war, trade war, trade war; who cares about the bloody trade war! A few readers of newspapers and watchers of television news will make or lose money depending on how this “war” is waged, but all that pales into near complete insignificance compared with the news that broke on May 6.

You don’t recall? Well, it was revealed that a million species are now at risk of extinction because of the reckless way in which the human race uses and abuses the planet and its resources.  And this is no pronouncement from a hit-and-miss analyst sitting in an office, trying to decipher the latest Trump tweet. This is a study compiled for the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by 145 experts from 50 countries.