Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns

 


Our world is losing biodiversity, and fast. According to a report released today by the United Nations, up to one million species could face extinction in the near future due to human influence on the natural world. Such a collapse in biodiversity would wreak havoc on the interconnected ecosystems of the planet, putting human communities at risk by compromising food sources, fouling clean water and air, and eroding natural defenses against extreme weather such as hurricanes and floods.

In the sweeping UN-backed report, hundreds of scientists found that biodiversity loss poses a global threat on par with climate change. A 40-page “Summary for Policy Makers” was released in advance of the full report, which is expected to be published later this year and span nearly 2,000 pages. The document calls the rate of change in nature “unprecedented” and projects that species extinctions will become increasingly common in the coming decades, driven by factors such as land development, deforestation and overfishing.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/one-million-species-risk-extinction-threatening-human-communities-around-world-un-report-warns-180972114/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190506-daily-responsive&spMailingID=39621331&spUserID=NTkyNzY2ODg1MzgyS0&spJobID=1520537358&spReportId=MTUyMDUzNzM1OAS2

 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019