Monday, May 06, 2019
UN Climate Change report talks about species extinction, renews ethical conflicts
The UN IPBES report (text) , the “Summary for Policymakers on the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”.
Brad Plummer has a comprehensive summary from the New York Times, where he explains the extinction threats to many species and how that can affect humans.
Is this the lives of other species over profits? It is more than that. It is future generations, who in a philosophical sense for many people don’t exist yet so they don’t have rights.
And the time frames are even more urgent.
Stephen Leaky gives a detailed account in National Geographic.