World scientists will gather next week to discuss the problem of resource consumption. The meeting aims to connect the dots between social behavior and ecosystem destruction. Read the story in The Guardian.
This article in Science online reports on a study finding that the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has misclassified the threats to hundreds of animals.
This article from Skeptical Science makes the point that not only is rapid climate change a threat to plant and animal forms that do not have time to adapt, but also the effect is increased by the fact that these forms of life are less resilient in the first place, with a "shifting baseline" of habitat and population depletion caused by 20th century human behavior.