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Glaciologist Wang Shijin walks across the Baishui Glacier No. 1 on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the southern province of Yunnan in China, in September. Scientists say it is one of the fastest-melting glaciers in the world due to climate change and its relative proximity to the equator. It has lost 60 per cent of its mass and shrunk 250 metres since 1982. Photo: AP

Why now is the time to tackle the climate crisis

In our complex, interdependent global ecosystem, life is dying, with species extinction accelerating. The climate crisis is worsening much faster than previously predicted. Every single day, 200 species are becoming extinct. This desperate situation can’t continue.