Climate Resilience and Ecosystems
The economic system is built on the natural capital of the earth’s ecosystems. As climate change accelerates, earth’s systems will be subjected to higher temperatures, rising and acidified oceans, disappearing reefs, water shortages, drying rangelands, vanishing and burning forests, and a multitude of associated impacts that will threaten the fundamental stability of the global environment upon which civilization is based. In terms of the biodiversity impacts, species are already experiencing the 6th Extinction crisis of the earth’s history. The quickened pace of change will make the survival of species even more endangered.
The free ecological services that have long been assumed to continue their role in supporting life as we know it