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10 ways the climate crisis and nature loss are linked

The natural world is caught in a vicious cycle – extreme weather is destroying natural habitats and wildlife, yet these are crucial to fighting the climate crisis
Nature loss and the climate crisis are locked in a vicious cycle. These two issues are separate yet inextricably linked. As the climate crisis escalates, natural habitats are being destroyed. This in turn exacerbates the climate crisis and loss of wildlife. Here are 10 ways the two issues are connected:

  1. Wildfires destroy ecosystems
  2. Degraded landscapes lead to more fires
  3. Destroyed terrestrial landscapes cannot store carbon
  4. Heat damages and kills wildlife
  5. Marine heatwaves destroy the ocean
  6. Destroyed oceans cannot store carbon
  7. Loss of animals from forests reduces the carbon they can store
  8. Extreme weather makes land restoration even harder
  9. Extreme weather is pushing people into new areas
  10. The amount of land needed to grow food is expanding

Understanding the intertwined nature of climate change and nature loss highlights the need for integrated solutions. Protecting and restoring natural ecosystems, such as forests, wetlands, and oceans, can mitigate climate change impacts while preserving biodiversity. Sustainable land use practices, reforestation, and conservation efforts are crucial in creating a resilient and healthy planet for future generations.

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/29/10-ways-in-which-climate-crisis-and-nature-are-linked-aoe?CMP=share_btn_tw

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