At least 25% of the world's mammal species are at risk of extinction. I like geothermal heating and all that, but shouldn't this be leading Channel 4 News, not Icelandic banks?
Jean-Christophe Vie, deputy head of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's species programme: "The financial crisis is nothing compared with the environmental crisis ... It's going to affect a few people, whereas the biodiversity crisis is going to affect the entire world. So there is a risk that because of the financial crisis, people are going to say 'yeah, the environment is not that urgent'; it is really urgent."