Only “transformative change” can prevent an unprecedented mass extinction driven by human activities on land and sea, according to an alarming new analysis by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Three-quarters of the land-based two-thirds of the worlds marine environment have been significantly altered by human activity, and a million species are at risk of being wiped out, many of them within decades, according to an initial report published on Monday, described by Friends of the Earth Europe as a “devastating global assessment” of environmental degradation.
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