1 M species risk extinction due to humns - draft UN report
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Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by Agence France-Presse that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves – to name but a few of the dwindling services rendered by Nature – poses no less of a threat than climate change, says the report, set to be unveiled May 6. Indeed, biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of Nature.
1 M species risk extinction due to humns - draft UN report. (2019, April 27). Manila Bulletin, p. 4.
- Manila Bulletin