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It's Mother's Day, hopefully being enjoyed by mothers everywhere. Well, most of them. Not Mother Earth, obviously. According to the United Nations, Papatūānuku is doing it particularly tough at the moment, The UN's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' Global Assessment Report – whose title certainly isn't doing much for alphabet conservation - has been released and contains the most alarming research since last year's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

And if you can't see the connection you're part of the reason why we're in this mess.

To sum up – mass extinctions are likely with

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