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Miles Richardson created the "biodiversity stripes to visualize the loss of biodiversity

After the climate, it is the biodiversity that shows its stripes. Biodiversity is also going through an unprecedented crisis that is even described as a collapse. Why? 🚨1 million species threatened, 🚨 an extinction rate 100 to 1,000 times higher than that calculated during geological time 🚨 75% of terrestrial ecosystems degraded due to our activities. 🚨 the population of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles has seen an average drop of 68% globally since 1970. We are witnessing a biodiversity collapse, and yet, very few people talk about it. Only by addressing both climate change and loss of wildlife do we stand a chance of passing on a stable planet for future generations. Therefore, Miles Richardson, a professor at the University of Derby in the UK, decided to create the "biodiversity stripes" based on the Living Planet index which lists more than 20,000 populations of 4,000 species. And the result is clear: our world is losing its colors... The stripes start green in 1970 (the beginning of the picture) and turn grey as we enter the 2000s (the end). Source:

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  • Sarah Chabane

    96 w

    Quite a saddening sight

    • Ingmar Rentzhog

      96 w

      This is an eye opener

      • Edwin wangombe

        96 w

        At the rate we are losing the world's biodiversity is saddening ...

        • Marine Stephan

          96 w

          @edwin_wangombe it is, and very scary as well... We need to act on it and protect and preserve the world's biodiversity

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