Grim News

My writing goal is to teach kids about the amazing biodiversity on the planet and inspire them to act to protect it. Some days, though, it is hard to stay positive. Recently the UN released a report about the grim future facing other species on our planet. The report, written by 145 experts from 50 countries, estimates that of the eight million species on Earth, one million are at risk of extinction as a result of human activity. ONE MILLION. Think about that for a minute.

The main causes are pollution, habitat loss and degradation, over-exploitation, invasive species, and, of course, climate change. I do not want to dwell on the details here. What I do want to highlight is that the report also says that it’s not too late. So the question is, what will you do to be part of the positive change?