With all of the hype about climate change and biodiversity loss, it’s easy to forget that our planet is also home to a huge number of animals.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are more than 10 million land animals worldwide.
This includes alligators, crocodiles, giant pandas, wild cats, and many more.
But when you consider that they’re only a small fraction of the total species on the planet, the sheer number of land animals is staggering.
While most of the animals we know today are not endangered, we’re losing so many species and species are being lost at an alarming rate.
The New York Times reports that the number of species being lost each year is on the order of 5,000 per day.
And that’s just from the oceans alone.
As the Times reports, if we were to include the land animals, the number would be much higher.
That means that our species’ survival could be at risk if we don’t take action to protect them from extinction.
As an added bonus, the paper notes that the planet has already lost more than half of all the animals in the world’s oceans.
So how can we save our species from extinction and protect more than 30 percent of the land animal species in the Earth?
Here’s how to start.
Embrace sustainability and conservation with the right policies.
Conservationists love to point out that our environment is incredibly dynamic.
We can change course when the climate changes.
But the reality is that this is an incredibly complex process and we can only make changes in response to specific environmental conditions.
Conservation is really about recognizing that our current trajectory for the planet is not sustainable and that there is no simple solution.
We need to move towards a more sustainable future, not a different future.
This means that we need to address a number of key issues: how we use fossil fuels; how we make food and clothing; and how we distribute energy.
Conservation policies need to be based on the facts, rather than on ideologies or a fear of change.
Conservation efforts must be focused on changing behavior, not on changing the planet.
Conservation also requires a shift in thinking.
While it is true that there are some areas where we can and should be reducing our use of fossil fuels, it is also true that we can make a positive contribution by taking steps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
And, of course, there’s also the issue of land use.
Conservation has a huge impact on our environment and on biodiversity and so, as we look at the world, conservation must also include land use changes.
Conservation needs to be rooted in the facts.
The United Nations has made the case for conservation through the Earth Summit, and conservation is also a critical element in the development of sustainable energy and transportation.
So, as conservation continues to grow, it must be done through policies that are grounded in science, not ideology.
End our dependency on oil.
There is plenty of good news in the energy sector.
Despite being the largest and most efficient source of energy worldwide, oil use is down by about 70 percent in the last 20 years.
We know that we’re not going to get to 100 percent renewable energy in a few decades, so why not take the opportunity to use oil as a way to generate energy for other uses?
The oil industry has been around for a long time and its been doing a pretty good job of delivering the kind of energy we need, as well as reducing carbon emissions.
The World Bank estimates that if we use just a little bit of oil in our energy system, we could reduce global CO2 emissions by 15 percent.
And in a recent study, the University of Michigan concluded that we could use oil-based energy sources for more than 75 percent of our electricity needs, or more than two million jobs.
Stop using fossil fuels to produce energy.
In a recent report, the Global Energy Research Institute (GERI) concluded that a lot of fossil fuel investments have gone in the wrong direction.
These investments have been driven by a focus on extracting and using oil and natural gas, not in producing more energy.
GERI argues that oil and gas are the best investment we can do to address climate change, but the truth is that we also need to use other energy sources.
For example, in many areas of the world there is a tremendous demand for energy from renewable sources.
The world is growing rapidly and we need a strong push to invest in more renewable energy.
This is why GERI recommends that we transition from coal to biofuels.
While we’re still using fossil fuel, the transition from fossil fuels will happen faster and more efficiently.
Get energy out of the ground.
The energy revolution has transformed the world.
In the last 30 years, we’ve created an energy system that relies on abundant renewable energy and is now more energy efficient than it has ever been.
The most important step in transitioning to renewable energy is to shift to the use