Scientists warn :
Earth's sixth mass extinction event is under way.
The National Academy of Sciences has published a report showing a massive decline in insect populations, across the world. Scientists are not given to hyperbole, since they have always to back up their findings with facts. This makes it more concerning to all of us when they call the loss of wildlife “a biological annihilation” that represents a “frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation”.
Although this dreadful news was reported in the Guardian in July 2017, there is no significant concerted worldwide attempt to resolve this threat to our future. Climate change is not the main culprit here, and for a fuller explanation, see this article.
This blog was started by the Monday Group - which was set up in April 2016. Each item contains a link back to its source, where more information can be found. Comments are welcome