An unparalleled calamity is in the making. No, it is not just global warming. Increase in temperature is easy to record, document and debate about. Global emissions, far from decreasing, remain on a steep upward curve of almost exceptional growth. What goes unnoticed is the human effort to dismantle the planet and fiddle with biodiversity. Aren’t we relentlessly working to lay it waste?
E very year thousands of species vanish due to human activity. To take an example of 5743 known amphibian species, 43 percent are in decline, 32 percent are threatened, and 168 individual species are believed to be extinct. The twenty-first century could witness a biodiversity collapse – 100 to 1,000 times greater than any previous extinction since the dawn of humanity, according to the World Resources Institute. Continue reading “Nurture the Nature”