Ecological collapse and extinction

What we're doing to our Planet

25 years ago scientists issued a stern warning to humanity about our impact on the Earth and its life-supporting resources. This paper updates the warning and looks at what we have done since. 

Can humans survive the 21st Century?

David Hulme interviews UK Astronomer Royal Professor Martin Rees on whether humans will survive the 21st Century.


Where have all the insects gone?

An insect perched on a yellow Billy Button wildflower

'One of the world's worst places for deforestation'

Queensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation. 1,000 rugby pitches’ worth of forest disappear every day, reports The Economist.


Are wildfires shrinking the world's forests?

New evidence shows declining forest resilience to wildfires under climate change.


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