In a new survey of nearly 600 published researchers, 99.5% forecast serious losses in biodiversity. An overwhelming majority of 80% also agreed that human activities are causing the decline, with tropical coral reefs that are vulnerable to ocean acidification due to greenhouse gases being ranked most likely to see extinctions first.
Lead author Dr. Murray Rudd with the University of York in the UK stated, "The extremely high level of consensus demonstrated by these results underlines the urgency of preventing further damage to the natural world."
Dr. Rudd, we thank you and your colleagues for this study that alerts us further to the dangers of human-caused climate change and the fragile state of our Earth. May humanity act without delay to restore our balance with nature so that all beings on the planet may flourish once more.
In a November 2010 video message presented during a climate change conference in the United Kingdom, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of an effective way to halt threats to global biodiversity.
Sources: Mongabay, The Conservation