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Without a radical change of course on climate change, Australians will struggle to survive on this continent, let alone thrive. AAP/Dave Hunt

Scientists hate to say ‘I told you so’. But Australia, you were warned

For decades Australian scientists have, clearly and respectfully, warned about the risks to Australia of a rapidly heating climate. After this season's fires, perhaps it's time to listen.
The Tasmanian tiger is among the best known of our extinct species, but researchers have now revealed the extent of the crisis. TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Scientists re-counted Australia’s extinct species, and the result is devastating

New research has revealed 100 plant and animal species have become extinct in the past two centuries – a far higher number than previously thought.
Framing nature in terms of kinship can motivate people to care about the loss of biodiversity. from www.shutterstock.com

Why a sense of kinship is key to caring about the living world

Our prevailing relationship with nature is based on framing the living world as a set of natural resources. This utility-based worldview perpetuates the drivers of ongoing biodiversity loss.
Habitat loss to palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The forests of Borneo are home to the few remaining Bornean orangutan Pongo pygmaeus, Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni, and the Borneo pygmy elephant Elephas maximus borneensis, among other endangered species. © Ulet Ifansasti/Greenpeace

Habitat loss doesn’t just affect species, it impacts networks of ecological relationships

New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.

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