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One Million Species Will Disappear — If We Let Them

Bloomberg

May 12, 2019
When the findings of a landmark UN report on biodiversity came out last week, the headlines ran the gamut from depressing to apocalyptic. One million species face extinction, readers were told. Almost a third of the world’s reef-forming coral species, more than a third of its marine mammals, and 40 percent of its amphibian species could die out. And that’s just the number of species. 

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The Guardian view on extinction: time to rebel

The Guardian

May 7, 2019
We humans pride ourselves on our ability to look beyond immediate concerns and think on a grander scale. […] Yet we are often poor at focusing on and understanding the things which really matter. A new mass extinction is under way, and this time we are mostly responsible. The new UN Global Assessment Report warns that a million plant and animal species are at risk of being wiped out.

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