Minions of the iconic pink boat.
We have received the news that humanity is reshaping the natural world at such scale and rapidity, an estimated 1 million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction.
For a number of years biodiversity was often acknowledged as something to protect ‘for the benefit of nature’, but this recent UN report makes it clear the links stretch far far beyond this. Biodiversity and nature are fundamental to things like food security and clean water in EVERY single country across the globe.
I appreciate what Robert Watson (UN Chairman) said here; “bringing our civilization’s ambitions and modes of operation into better alignment with the environment’s demands no act of altruism. It merely requires recognizing our own collective long-term self-interest, and “changing the way we grow food, produce energy, deal with climate change and dispose of waste,” on a global level, through international cooperation.” It’s not game over!
There is #noplanetb
but if momentum continues with the positive global news we are also receiving linked to actions to address climate change, this 🌏 and its intricately linked species won’t need one.
What are your thoughts/feelings on this?