May 22nd – “Biodiversity day”… is surely every day…?

The Rio “Earth Summit” of 1992 is remembered primarily for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  But there was also, among other things (Local Agenda 21, anyone?) the Convention on Biological Diversity.  One of the ways the UN tries to keep this on the agenda is “International Biodiversity Day“.

What’s the connection between climate change and biodiversity, beyond the common factor of hydrocarbon addicted monkeys trashing the joint?  The crude slogan would I think be, in the long-run, “more of the former gives you less of the latter.”

See also

Sixth Great Extinction

Background rate of extinction

“Biodiversity,” a word first used in 1986, is itself is one of those merrily contested terms, of course…

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