"Of the earth eight million species are threatened with up to a million of extinction. It is one of the conclusions of an upcoming report from united nations scientific panel for biodiversity, IPBES."
"The declining availability of clean air, clean water and all other elements necessary for earth's biology shall be able to continue to function well is as big a threat to the planet as climate change."
"If nothing is done to resolve the situation will be between a half and one million species to disappear. It is the alarming key point in the report of the intergovernmental organisation IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) to present in may."
"A summary of the 44 pages of the final report on the 1 800 pages, has been disseminated, and the underlying message will not change, writes the AFP news agency."
"– We must recognise that climate change and loss of nature is equally important, not only for the environment, but also for the development and the global economy, " says Robert Watson, chair of the IPBES, to the AFP."
"The high rate of extinction is, according to the report already ten to one hundred times higher than the average during the last ten million years. Several experts involved in the study believe that a sixth mass extinction in the last 500 million years has already begun."
"The last mass extinction occurred 66 million years ago, when an asteroid swept away a majority of the earth's species, including the dinosaurs."
"Climate-smart no salvation"
"the Current extinction of species has a clear connection with climate change on earth, but the fight against climate change is not always associated with the fight for biodiversity."
"the Transition towards greener energy and a greater production of biofuels, inter alia, that animals and nature are being squeezed out. The bio-fuel simply requires more land to be cultivated."
"– the Way we produce food and energy, and undermines nature's own self-regulatory systems, " says Robert Watson."