ASHLEY DAWSON: I think it typifies the kind of extractivist attitude, which as I said, is destroying the planet. To give one concrete instance, we have been exploiting land so much and degrading land that we only have about 60 harvests left. Right? Sixty agricultural harvests left.
NERMEEN SHAIKH: What does that mean?
ASHLEY DAWSON: It means about only 60 more years of food, potentially. So we’re not only talking about a kind of crash of biodiversity and potential extinction for a lot of species out there; we’re talking about a kind of fundamental crisis of humanity, its relationship to the natural world and our relations to one another.
Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity, MAY 9TH, 2019, DEMOCRACY NOW