[Coral-List] world biodiversity report

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 19:54:42 UTC 2020

'The warning lights are flashing.'  Report finds nations failing to protect


There is progress in some aspects

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature- UN report


"Half a trillion dollars of harmful government subsidies for agriculture,
fossil fuels and fishing are highlighted in the report as a particular area
of concern by its lead author, David Cooper, deputy executive secretary of
the Convention on Biological Diversity.

“We are still seeing so much more public money invested in things that harm
biodiversity than in things that support biodiversity,” he said."
Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

The toxic effects of air pollution are so bad that moving from fossil fuels
to clean energy would pay for itself in health-care savings and
productivity gains
even if climate change didn’t exist.  In the US alone, decarbonization
would save 1.4 MILLION lives in the US alone.  And save $700 Billion a year.

"mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


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