Up to a million species are at risk of annihilation – UN report

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Sixth wave of extinction dawns as planet’s life-support systems near danger zone

  • Kevin O’Sullivan
  • The Irish Times

The destruction of nature threatens humanity at least as much as human-induced climate change, a global report on species loss will warn on Monday.

Complied by hundreds of leading specialists on biodiversity loss, the report will provide evidence that the planet’s life-support systems are approaching a danger zone for humanity.

Up to a million species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades, was one of the findings in a…

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