One species, homo rapiens is wiping other species in the so-called ‘sixth extinction’. News reports tend to focus on larger fauna but we ignore at our peril the decimation of the world’s flora. One in five plant species are now at risk of extinction from climate change, invasive species or other causes, according to a new report (June 2016) from the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. The report also found that one tenth of plant-friendly habitats are highly vulnerable to climate change.
Some useful data about the four-legged ‘locusts’ that are overstocked on many uplands:
Ecocide keeps on eating away:
Here is the kind of big, bold thinking we desperately need:
This looks like a film to rival Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’. Indeed the ‘Sixth Extinction could well continue in a ‘low carbon economy’. Its development is indeed urgent but far from enough:
Hopefully local Green Party branches and other groups will organise screenings.
Talk about homo rapiens:
This is an example of the truly big thinking we desperately need: