One million species at risk of extinction as Doug Ford is 'sending in the bulldozers' - 2019-05-08

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F99.png One million species at risk of extinction as Doug Ford is 'sending in the bulldozers' May 8, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

Four days after Doug Ford's government spelled out 20-pages of weakened protections for Ontario's species at risk in an omnibus housing bill, an 18,000-page report by over 450 scientists — who spent over three years creating a first exhaustive portrait of humanity's devastating impacts on nature as a result of rapid urban development — conveyed one shocking fact: over one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction.

We can stop this, the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report says, but it will take "transformative change" in every aspect of how humans interact with nature.

This change is not coming from the Doug Ford government, critics say, who are "sprinting the other way" by bolstering a status quo the UN assessment says desperately needs to change.

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{{cite news | first = Fatima | last = Syed | title = One million species at risk of extinction as Doug Ford is 'sending in the bulldozers' | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/05/08/news/one-million-species-risk-extinction-doug-ford-sending-bulldozers | work = National Observer | date = May 8, 2019 | accessdate = May 9, 2019 }}