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The Truth About Species Extinctions
UN Climate Change News, 6 May 2019 – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history, and climate change is amongst the five direct drivers of change in nature with the largest relative global impacts so far.
How cellphone addiction may be drawing us further from our relationship with the basic elements of soul survival: nature and each other.
More than half of Earth’s rain forests have already been lost due to the human demand for wood and arable land.
Overfished, polluted, taken for granted, carelessly abused and destroyed, and much more fragile and complex than we once thought … the largest living space on Earth is fast deteriorating.
According to Richard Flanagan in The Guardian, the climate crisis is a war between the voice of coal and the voice of the people. And that war is in Australia being won hands down by the fossil fuel industry.
The UN’s biodiversity head, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, said humanity was at a crossroads that would decide how future generations experience the natural world.
“Earth’s living systems as a whole are being compromised. And the more humanity exploits nature in unsustainable ways and undermines its contributions to people, the more we undermine our own wellbeing, security and prosperity,” she said.