Biologists warn ‘extinction denial’ is the latest anti-science conspiracy theory

  • There’s a growing refusal by some groups to acknowledge the ongoing global extinction crisis being driven by human actions, conservation scientists say.
  • These views are pushed by many of the same people who also downplay the impacts of climate change, and go against the actual evidence of widespread species population declines and recent extinctions.
  • Scientists say this phenomenon will likely spike again this week, since a major Convention on Biological Diversity report is due to be released.
  • The authors of a new report on extinction denial advise experts to proactively challenge its occurrence, and present the “cold hard scientific facts.” 

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