Scientists warn of grave impacts from loss of natural world
The accelerating loss of plant and animal species will have grave consequences for people worldwide, scientistmore
PLANTS AND ANIMALS ACCELERATING LOSS: Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history, lemore
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: Nature managed by indigenous peoples and local communities is under increasing pressure bumore
SPECIES DECLINE: The average abundance of native species in most major land-based habitats has fallen by at lemore
EXPONENTIAL RATES: The current rate of global species extinction is tens to hundreds times higher than the avemore
MARINE CREATURES: Around 40 percent of amphibian species are threatened with extinction, along with 33 percentmore
CLIMATE CHANGE HOLISTIC APPROACH: The world cannot save the climate without saving biodiversity and vice versamore
NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: Many of the most promising responses to climate change, such as protecting and restorimore
ACCELERATING EXTINCTION: Using climate scenarios generated by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Cmore
PROFOUND IMPACTS: Even if the world manages to limit warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius, the ranges of most tmore
LIMITED WARNING: Many of the policies that scientists hope could limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees would more
FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND FORESTS PRIME CULPRIT: Land clearing for farming is a key driver of biodiversity loss. Tmore
DIMINISHING SOILS: 23 percent of land areas have seen a reduction in agricultural productivity due to land degmore
VANISHING POLLINATORS: 75 percent of global food crop types rely on animal pollination, yet the loss of pollinmore
DARK MONEY: 68 percent of foreign capital invested in the soy and beef sectors, which is driving deforestationmore
DAMAGING SUBSIDIES: In 2015, an estimated $100 billion of financial support in wealthy OECD countries was usedmore
OCEANS, FISHING AND AQUACULTURE OVER-FISHING: Major marine fish stocks are disappearing due to overfishing; 33more
INDUSTRIAL SCALE: Industrial fishing fleets are now roving across 55 per cent of the world's ocean area, and smore
BIG BUSINESS: Billions of dollars worth of the annual subsidies awarded to boost the capacity of the world's fmore
FEWER FISH: Fish biomass is projected to decrease by 3-25 percent by the end of the century in low and high clmore
DEAD ZONES: Pollution from fertilizers has led to the formation of 400 low oxygen 'dead zones' in coastal watemore
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