It might sound hard to believe, but there’s a threat to our planet that experts are now warning is as dangerous as climate change. It’s something called biodiversity loss.
This week, the UN released the most comprehensive report ever produced on the issue. And it makes for startling reading.
Plants and animals that make up the world’s ecosystems are being destroyed at astonishing rates. And around a million species are facing extinction.
Crucially, by destroying biodiversity, we humans are also endangering ourselves. We are so dependent on nature, that scientists now believe the extinction crisis is as big a threat to humanity as climate change.
This issue desperately needs more attention. It needs to feature in more newspaper headlines. And it needs to be taken more seriously by governments.
That’s why Unearthed – the investigative journalism wing of Greenpeace – has produced a new film series called Life Support. Across the short films, we take a look at why the global nature crisis matters for all of us. Click below to watch each one.