On May 6, 2019, the U.N. released its latest report on Earth’s extinction crisis. As I write in my CNN article, their conclusion is dire and outlook bleak for all life–including humans. But we should not focus solely on people: Our actions are ushering in the extinction of at least one million other species on Earth.
“Caring only about people is why we have these problems affecting nature and people. Not caring about nature is degrading the entire planet and its life-supporting systems, causing suffering and misery to life in every corner of the world. Endangering just 100 species constitutes an emergency. Eradicating a million is a catastrophe. And it’s well under way,” I write.
You can find my full piece for CNN online here.