Contents page 1 — save The earth, but now really! Page 2 — climate change and extinction of species that belong together on page 3 — Our diet can species and climate protection On a page
The planet to read it was already times better. Everywhere you look today, everything is about to collapse. Worldwide, contaminating the plastic and garbage rivers, lakes and the sea. The earth is warming for years to quickly. Germany dried last up to the risk of fire. And that alone, what is the human average is still eating of meat per year, have exacerbated the climate crisis steadily – not to speak of our cheap air travel. This week, the next shock: of 1,000,000 animal and plant species could disappear forever. Steadily, scientists warn researchers: We must act now!
environmental crisis, climate crisis, types of crisis – where to start and how? The feeling that a crisis follows the next, set. The overwhelmed, the rethinking has already begun: Many people try to avoid unnecessary plastic packaging, eat vegan, or order in the canteen, at least sometimes, the vegetarian Spaghetti bolognese. We have the burlap bag in one Hand and the Coffee-to-go reusable Cup in the other. For months, tens of thousands of young people go on strike every Friday for the protection of the climate. And there is a debate about a tax on CO2.
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If we continue with business as usual will not be enough. To look at instead of all the crises separately, we have to make clear: in The end they are all part of a single large problem. The entire Planet is in danger, most of the crises are interdependent. To act for the good news: anyone Who starts to helps in the solution.
We are a part of everything
But let’s start from the beginning: This week, the latest and most comprehensive report of the world biodiversity tätsrats IPBES and the United Nations to the state of nature appeared. The results: Each fourth of all recorded animal and plant species is threatened with extinction. The current extinction of species is progressing ten to a hundred times faster than in the past ten million years. We are in the largest extinction of species since the Disappearance of the dinosaurs. And responsible the person is.
You can find it tragic when cute polar bears or Pangolins to extinction, when the last Panda is losing its home, or the last Rhino is shot. Crucial, however, is that the Disappearance of a single species can trigger a chain reaction that pulls the entire Ecosystem. Animals and plants are, in their total biological diversity, part of a network – they provide food and livelihoods for more types. If a part is missing it has consequences. And the concern eventually to us.
The bees are the best example of that. They are among the pollinators that ensure that fruit trees and other crops every year, bloom and bear fruit. You die, then this has a direct impact on our food spectrum: Without bees, no Apples. Without Apples, no Apple pie. In Germany, 2.5 percent of the income of pollinators depend on, around the world, with 25 percent far more (IPBES: The Assessment Report on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production, 2016, PDF).
The number of insects, which form the largest class in the animal Kingdom, has been reduced in the last 30 years, rapidly, experts speak of a decline of up to 80 percent. Observe and count the insects-the biomass of our planet only in excerpts: in Germany Alone, it is estimated that of the 33,000 species worldwide, six of the eight million species around the insects. Sounds a lot, but they are rapidly less.