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25 things we may lose by 2050

Mediafeed Logo By Tricia Goss of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 26: Our planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” according to a new study by 11,258 scientists from 153 countries, which provides six broad policy goals that must be met to address it.The study, published in the journal Bioscience, states “Despite 40 years of global climate negotiations, with few exceptions, we have generally conducted business as usual and have largely failed to address this predicament.”It calls for changes that could help to slow, but probably not reverse climate change. In fact, by the mid-21st century,  the world might lose many species and things that have become familiar to us, even if we do change our current activities. Here are some of the creatures, food and other things that are in danger of extinction in the next 30 years — and what steps are underway to prevent their disappearances.

Growing endangered list

Our planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” according to a new study by 11,258 scientists from 153 countries, which provides six broad policy goals that must be met to address it.

The study, published in the journal Bioscience, states “Despite 40 years of global climate negotiations, with few exceptions, we have generally conducted business as usual and have largely failed to address this predicament.”

It calls for changes that could help to slow, but probably not reverse climate change. In fact, by the mid-21st century,  the world might lose many species and things that have become familiar to us, even if we do change our current activities. Here are some of the creatures, food and other things that are in danger of extinction in the next 30 years — and what steps are underway to prevent their disappearances.

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