Climate change changes habitats, intensifying the effects of climate change, leading to biodiversity loss across many ecosystems. To tackle one challenge, we must tackle both.
to my opinion it is dangerous and counterproductive to set a value for the world's ecosystem services. It is a door open to make them marketable. For instance, I can buy ground water in a particular region for a certain price, and then compensate by financing tree plantations in another region. This means: including nature into a highly imperfect economic system, that eventually will lead to a privatisation of commons. Whereas any economic system is instead included in nature (Geneviève Azam). Viewed from 'nature' – a different perspective – it is doubtful that human activity would be worth as much as 35% (1/2.8) of 'everything', as the activity of only one species amidst tens of thousands of other species.
I strongly encourage everyone to read Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy for an excellent examination of the urgency and importance of the biodiversity crisis.
"Technology can’t outcompete nature because technology depends on nature."
Thank you for this.