[Rerun] Biodiversity and mass extinction
Why is biodiversity so important? We often hear about species of animals and plants disappearing. The United Nations continues to report the ongoing sixth mass species extinction. What exactly is the problem with the disappearance of certain species and how does it affect humans? What is the value of fresh air and clean water? What is the value of wildlife, ecosystems and what do they do for us? Should we care whether or not a piece of the rainforest on Borneo is preserved or if the Amazon forest burns down?
Science Journalist Jens Degett spoke to Professor Carsten Rahbek from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute about what biodiversity means to us and what we can do to preserve it (in Danish).
Related articles in English:
- Why Mountains are such biodiversity hot-spots
- Earth’s Stunning Biodiversity is a Puzzle Worth Exploring
- Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Bio-geographical cradles, museums, and graves