climate change biodiversity
After the COP27 on climate change, representatives from around the world will meet from 7 to 19 December in Montreal for the COP15 Biodiversity, with a new challenge: to approve a roadmap to safeguard nature by 2030.
This is a crucial issue, say scientists, especially for the major role that biodiversity plays in the fight against climate change, even though it is one of the first victims.
While the number of species extinct due to climate change remains low, the increase in extreme weather events is also causing more and more mass mortality events in mammals, birds, fish and trees. “In Australia, 45,000 flying foxes, a species of bat, died in a single day of heatwave,” she exclaims. Another example: this summer in France, record temperatures led to a marine heat wave in the Mediterranean, killing thousands of fish and shellfish.
How many citizens are aware of the indirect impact of climate change on biodiversity? Do we need to improve communication about this topic? How?