crossing biodiversity threshholds
Pandemic era is here because we had crossed the threshold – turned too many wild areas into habitable land, and are exposed to a larger variety of wildlife. 1.7M viruses exist in mammals and birds – 850K could infect people. The IPBES report
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Scientists are currently calling for preservation of 50% of earth land, in order to avoid biodiversity collapse (that's much more than the existing agreement of 15%). Scientists are also calling for 7% annual GHG reductions. If these are the needed measures, can you figure out how dire are the issues?
A report from Pew charitable and Systemiq shows that in tackling the plastic waste crisis, there's no time to lose. A delay of just 5 years would result in 80 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans between now and 2040 - equivalent to 13,000 bottles per second for the next 20 years..