Humans have been wreaking havoc on the environment for centuries, and though for a long time we remained ignorant to the impacts of our actions, now there is no avoiding the fact the planet is dying.
A damning new report was published by the United Nations yesterday (May 6), revealing human activity has put up to one million species of animals and plants at risk of extinction, in what would be the world’s sixth mass die-off.
The Global Assessment Index was penned by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and is the most comprehensive report of its kind.
It is expected to be presented in Paris later today, where details will be laid out about the loss of biodiversity and its threat to the human race.
According to the BBC, France’s minister for the ecological and inclusive transition, François de Rugy, compared the loss of biodiversity to the damage caused by climate change when speaking at the opening of the meeting in Paris.