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We’re a deeply strange species – widespread, abundant, supremely adaptable – which all suggest we’ll stick around for a while. Survival sets a pretty low bar.
Humans have seldom, if ever, seen fires like these, but we know they've happened before – when the asteroid strike that killed dinosaurs sparked deadly global firestorms.
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. More recently, 571 plant species were declared extinct.
Findings of UN biodiversity report are grim. But amid the gloom, science shows a better world is possible.
A recent study says climate change is killing off Earth’s little creatures, a fact that has chilling implications for global biodiversity.