2 edition of World Wildlife Fund Bugs (World Wildlife Fund) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||April 1, 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 94 p. :|
|Number of Pages||72|
nodata File Size: 4MB.
"As humanity's footprint expands into once-wild places, we're devastating species populations. "How humanity chooses to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it addresses the looming threats from global environmental change, will influence the health of generations to come," wrote Thomas Pienkowski and Sarah Whitmee of the University of Oxford. For example, deforestation leads to an excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, warming the planet and exacerbating.
Many species simply cannot survive under the new conditions forced upon them when their habitats are altered by humans. One study cited by the report suggests that diseases are responsible for 2. Around the world, an estimated one-third of all food produced for humans is — about 1.
Much of the habitat loss and deforestation that occurs is driven by and consumption. A polar bear stands on melting sea ice at sunset near Harbour Islands in Canada. The latest report indicates that the rate populations are declining "signal a fundamentally broken relationship between humans and the natural world, the consequences of which — as demonstrated by the ongoing — can be catastrophic. The report points to land-use change — in particular, the destruction of habitats like rainforests for farming — as the key driver for loss of biodiversity, accounting for more than half of the loss in Europe, Central Asia, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. However, human-caused is projected to become as, or more important than, other drivers of biodiversity loss in the coming decades. We cannot shield humanity from the impacts of environmental destruction.
Healthy vegetation sits alongside a field scorched by fire in the Amazon rainforest in Rondonia state, Brazil.
"These places are disappearing in front of our eyes," said James Watson, from the University of Queensland and WCS, Brooke Williams from the University of Queensland and Oscar Venter from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Experts expressed concern that many of the major gains in human health in the past 50 years — such as a decreased rate of child mortality and poverty and an increase in life expectancy — could be due to loss of nature.
That increase is expected, despite more than 820 million people facing , indicating that much of the agricultural strain is being wasted.
We cannot shield humanity from the impacts of environmental destruction.