Alongside population growth, overuse and pollution of the planet’s land, water and air resources could lead a million species to extinction, a 130-country strong United Nations panel concluded on Monday.
Biodiversity is dropping tens to hundreds of times faster than averaged over the last 10 million years—and even that rate is accelerating.
For instance, close to one in two amphibian species may become extinct; natural ecosystems have lost half their planetary surface.
The report insists our only solution is a radical reorganisation of human “paradigms, goals, and values,” across “technological, economic, and social” systems.
A 2017 report calculated 100 fossil fuel companies produced 71% of the world’s carbon emissions. So should corporations undergo the deepest reforms?
Which demographics should bear the brunt of this “transformational change”?
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