According to a recent analysis, the sixth mass extinction of wildlife on Earth is accelerating. More than 500 species of land animals are on the brink of extinction and are likely to be lost within 20 years; the same number were lost over the whole of the last century.
Oil exploration in the Congo Basin is placing the world’s largest expanse of tropical peatlands on the brink of destruction, risking the release of 1.34 gigatons of carbon- the same as the total annual emissions of Japan.
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