Fossil fuels a major culprit in report warning of catastrophic environmental threat

FOSSIL fuels were named among the chief culprits responsible for an environmental crisis in which up to a million animal and plant species are imminently at risk of extinction, said Reuters citing a report it described as landmark.

“If we want to leave a world for our children and grandchildren that has not been destroyed by human activity, we need to act now,” the newswire quoted Robert Watson chair of the study to have said. The study was produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which groups 130 countries, including the US, Russia and China.

Climate change caused by burning the coal, oil and gas produced by the fossil fuel industry is exacerbating the losses, the report found.

“We are facing a human extinction crisis,” said Hoda Baraka of 350.org, a climate change campaign group based in the US. “We must work together to push back against the fossil fuel industry fuelling the climate crisis and for long-lasting and meaningful change.”

Known as the Global Assessment, the report found that up to one million of Earth’s estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species is at risk of extinction, many within decades.

In addition to fossil fuels, it also identified industrial farming and fishing as major drivers of the crisis, with the current rate of species extinction tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the last 10 million years.

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  1. Tragically, this is the biggest hoax in history, peddled by non-scientists and the billionaire backers robbing Africa of the ability to throw off its shackles…

    The elite will profit even more from this sham and prevent the industrialization of Africa because we cannot make use of our abundant coal reserves…. At the same time China can, simply because they have the cash and do not depend on banks to develop coal fired power stations…..

    The SUN heats the earth, nothing else… CO2 forms less than 0,0134% of the atmosphere, CO2 is NOT the cause of global warming, variations in the SUN is… But this fact will not net the wealthy Billions of dollars in profits because STUPID people believe the sham and spend all of their savings to become “better global citizens”
    It would really be funny if it wasn’t so TRAGIC….

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