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an unprecedented one million plant to inspect an animal species are at risk of extinction many within decades scientists on Monday released a landmark reports on the damage done by modern civilization to the natural world produced by global panel of scientists and endorsed by a hundred and thirty countries including the US China and Russia what is climate correspondent Matthew green has read it , the most important thing to realize about this report that it's not just about what happens to animals plants insects and fish species it's about what's going to happen to us %HESITATION the old is a very clear that if we continue on the current policy where Rome hundreds of thousands %HESITATION even a million species unlikely to dissipate I'm not will have profound impacts in terms of all food systems %HESITATION how we find all energy sources and all kinds of all aspects that underpin modern life the reality is that human beings nature %HESITATION far more the nation needs us %HESITATION the message from the sciences sees we can't carry on with business as usual if we want to continue living on a habitable planets the reports the largest scientific effort ever undertaken to assess the impact of our modern industrial society the planets and it paints a very grim picture the global assessment suggests a me a wide ranging transformation of the world economic and financial systems could pull these damaged ecosystems back from the brink of collapse we've been hearing warnings from scientists for a very long time , what's different this time is that there really seems to be a new political momentum demanding genuine change was seeing it on the streets %HESITATION with movement such as extinction rebellion %HESITATION the school strike with one point five million students and children taking to the streets and we're seeing it increasingly from governments to recognize that we are facing a dilemma that we do need to think very radically about what economic systems in the future may look like but of course there are still a lot of people making a lot of money from the status quo %HESITATION I'm the oldest of the report warns very clearly that vested interests would need to be confronted if these kinds of changes are of a going to become possible