“Is the aspiration to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2030 – enshrined in the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals – a fairy tale? It’s ambitious, writes Richard Pearson, but there are plenty of signs that the world is acting effectively to conserve its endangered habitats and species. With extraordinary effort, we can do it.” Read more at: www.theecologist.org
GR: Because it fails to mention human population control, Pearson’s argument fails to show that we can stop biodiversity loss by 2030, or ever. The nonsensical nature of the argument hints that its true purpose is support of continued development–business as usual.