Biodiversity: Biodiversity Crisis and Society Australia

biodiversity: It was taken before a landmark UN global assessment defined the extent of the unprecedented biodiversity crisis facing the planet, with a million species at risk of extinction and potentially dire consequences for human society, according to The Guardian. Australia has a big stake in these issues. A Lowy Institute poll found nearly two out of three adults believe climate change is the most serious threat to Australia's national interests, an 18-point-increase in five years. It is one of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters on a per-capita basis and in the top 20 for total pollution, with a footprint greater than Britain or France. There are clear choices between the parties on these issues at this election. It is already experiencing the effects of climate change, including increased heatwaves and mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, and is the global leader in mammal extinction. ( As reported in the news.

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