"The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly
and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause – the rampant
destruction of the natural world – is rapidly halted, the world’s
leading biodiversity experts have warned.
“There is a single species responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic – us,”
they said. “Recent pandemics are a direct consequence of human activity,
particularly our global financial and economic systems that prize
economic growth at any cost. We have a small window of opportunity, in
overcoming the challenges of the current crisis, to avoid sowing the
seeds of future ones.”
Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizio led the most
comprehensive planetary health check ever undertaken, which was
published in 2019 by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It concluded that human
society was in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s
natural life-support systems."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "could be our last chance, people - let’s do it"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics