UN Report: Civilization Is Altering The Natural World And Accelerating Extinction At Unprecedented Pace

A new United Nations assessment concludes that humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so drastically that up to one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction. The 1500-page report notes that about 5 percent of species worldwide are threatened with climate-related extinction.  The dwindling number of species poses risks to people.

By Brad Plumer. New York Times. May 6, 2019.

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