Animals: more than one in ten species at risk of extinction
The Earth could lose more than a tenth of its patrimony between fauna and flora due to CO2. All because of the climate crisis.
The planet could lose more than one in ten plant and animal species by the end of the century. Nearly 3,000 scientists call for government action to stop the destruction of nature. All because of the climate crisis which, with its progressive increase, will lead to the extinction of the species in future decades. Often due to the cruel behavior of man. 6% of plants and animals will disappear by 2050 due to CO2 emissions rising to 13% by the end of the century. In terms of global warming, it is estimated that 27% of plants and animals could disappear by 2100.
Think of a predatory species losing its prey to climate change. Loss of prey results in ‘primary extinction’ because without anything to eat its predator will also become extinct. Or imagine a pest losing its host to deforestation, or a flowering plant losing its pollinators because it gets too hot. Each species is somewhat dependent on the others.
Professor Corey Bradshaw of Flinders University in Australia, co-author of the study
An open letter from nearly 3,000 scientists has called on governments to tackle overconsumption of the Earth’s resources. An input to start reversing biodiversity loss by 2030.