The UN Environment Programme has released a report on the state of the world’s environment called Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 – VNR. It is the most comprehensive report yet compiled on the state of life on our planet and is based not only on a wide range of scientific studies, but also on 110 national reports, compiled by governments.
The video below provides a summary of their findings and it makes for some pretty grim viewing. I personally think the leaders of our world, many of whom will be meeting at the G20 and G8 very soon, have failed over and over to provide any true reason for optimism in a global governmental response to this crisis. We simply continue to speak and sign conventions and then drive off in limousines and do nothing of substance. It’s been the same story over and over…the people need to rise and fight the incessant stranglehold the corporate sector holds over our people’s governments. It’s time to wake up.
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