Check out CI President Russ Mittermeier talking species extinction in this week’s issue of TIME Magazine.
You’ll also see we’re not the only ones concerned about the effects of climate change on species and habitats. Here’s the money quote:
Why should it matter to the rest of us? … For one thing, we’re animals too, dependent on this planet like every other form of life…. Then there are the undiscovered organisms and animals that could serve as the basis of needed medicines — as the original ingredients of aspirin were derived from the herb meadowsweet — unless we unwittingly destroy them first.
Check out the article. It touches on so many of the issues CI works on every day: community partnerships, nature’s assets, and protecting species to protect people.