John Gibbons: Every day we delay action, another 150 or so species are lost to earth forever

Biodiversity loss is as much a threat as climate change but the political record on dealing with this crisis has been as abysmal here as it has been globally

A beached whale in California: a report in 2018 found that even if biodiversity loss were to somehow stop almost immediately, it would take millions, perhaps tens of millions, of years for mammal populations and diversity on Earth to recover. Picture: Getty