We are told about a 6th mass extinction of species and disappearance of the biological diversity. Facts contradict these claims. We know only a few species going extinct since 1500. The extinction rate is going down. All humans on Earth experience a larger diversity in their natural local surroundings. Most species have a better life in a slightly warmer climate. There is no reason to panic about the life on Earth.
1. What we are told
There exists a parallel institution to IPCC called IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). They too love hockeystics. Their scary message is that the cumulative number of extinctions since 1500 is dramatically increasing (Figure 1).
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