Kathleen Parker’s comments in the Washington Post on the UN report (IPBES) predicting extinction of 1/8th of all plant and animal species is spot on.
The report emphasizes it is not too late to make changes that can repair the ecosystem we rely on, but they need to be transformative changes, now.
Making people understand that degradation of the environment has a direct detrimental effect on public health and wellbeing is the only way to get people to make this change.
Start with your yard, stop using chemicals, because you can and because it will make a significant difference.
But as Parker says, “But big companies have to sign on, and governments have to create incentives and policies to advance sweeping change.”