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Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'

bbc.com
  • According to a UN report, human beings have caused a catastrophic impact on the soil, atmosphere, water resources and all entities of nature.
  • Soils, water, and air have been contaminated with chemical waste; forests, wetlands, and biodiversity have been reduced; the greenhouse effect has intensified, and all ecosystems have been degraded.
  • The expansion of human activities is threatening to extinguish animal and plant species at a rate unprecedented in the history of mankind.
  • The main causes that drive the devastation of nature are the tendency to exaggerated economic growth and the search for food and energy sources.
  • This trend can be reversed but it needs to change the way humans interact with nature's ecosystems.

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