The climate crisis and biodiversity crisis can’t be approached as two separate things

Climate change has sparked an unprecedented loss of biodiversity. In this regard, the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis are often viewed as two separate catastrophes. An international team of researchers led by Hans-Otto Pörtner from the Alfred Wegener Institute calls for adopting a new perspective. In their review study just released in the journal Science, they recommend (in addition to complying with the 1.5-degree target) protecting and restoring at least 30 percent of all land, freshwater and marine zones, establishing a network of interconnected protected areas, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration between political institutions, which often operate independently.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft