We are witnessing the collapse of nature | TreeHugger
One million animal and plant species are now facing extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history – thanks to impacts that our species is perpetuating.
“Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely,” said the report summary. We are rapidly destroying the very environment we rely on for survival – and if we don’t instigate transformative changes, we will not survive.
You’d think this would be huge news. You’d think this would be some of the biggest news in our lifetimes. Yet according to a report by Public Citizen, we don’t seem very interested. In the first week of newspaper coverage about this dire report, 31 of the top 50 newspapers in the United States did not report, editorialize about or otherwise mention the findings in their print editions.