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Why eco-socialism is the only option | Green Left Weekly

… earth’s surface, atmosphere and water. Already, climate change is creating absolute disaster for much of the world. Rising seas, increases in the number of droughts, fires and floods, and increased severity of hurricanes, tornados and storms are causing millions of people to face displacement. Yet these effects are largely the result of emissions made decades ago. Emissions continue to rise. Their consequences defy imagination. It should be obvious that capitalism cannot, and will not, act …

Earth’s sixth great extinction has begun, a new analysis finds | MinnPost

… might have taken between 800 and 1,000 years at the background extinction rate. Their conclusions about the consequences of these losses, attributed almost entirely to human overconsumption of planetary resources, are anything but reassuring: If the currently elevated extinction pace is allowed to continue, humans will soon (in as little as three human lifetimes) be deprived of many biodiversity benefits. On human time scales, this loss would be effectively permanent because in the aftermath of …

Critically endangered species should be left to breed in the wild

… “Programmes can fail for many reasons, including delays in achieving successful breeding, failure to build up a self-sustaining population, domestication and loss of genetic diversity, and poor performance after releases into the wild. “Captive breeding can reduce motivation and resources for conservation in the wild, with disastrous consequences. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Critically endangered species should be left to breed in the wild …

Even small amount of warming causes dramatic changes in ocean biodiversity

By Agence France-Presse | June 3, 2015 The oceans will undergo a dramatic turnover in biodiversity even if the UN meets its goal of limiting of global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), scientists said Monday. Species that need cooler waters will migrate or become extinct, to be replaced by ones that can survive in warmer seas — with major consequences for fisheries. “If climate change is not tackled quickly, it will lead to a massive reorganisation of marine …

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