Is it a good week or a bad week when your two greatest global concerns come together in a firestorm of attention?

It's almost enough to send you back under the bed covers and hope it's just a nightmare you can wake up from.

The latest report into humans-are-a-bit-shit-at-taking-care-of-our-one-and-only-planet was released. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) basically says we're facing mass extinctions and that's not good (understatement).

New Zealand is front and centre in the stats too with our high level of species found nowhere else in the world, thousands under threat of extinction. Our