It’s May 6th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
- The United Nations says a million plant and animal species are facing extinction. And the cause… is us. We’ll tell you what biodiversity means for the planet and for people, and what the authors of a new report think we should do next.
Trump is threatening to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. And that’s making trade talks tense. We’ll explain how these tariffs affect you.
Today is the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims around the world. Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is one of those observing - even though he’s in a full court press in the NBA playoffs.
And finally: Prince Harry announced the arrival of Baby Sussex. He is now the first half-American and bi-racial baby to be in the line of succession for the British throne.
theSkimm: A UN report is warning that one species - us - is threatening a million other species with extinction. Today, we’ll explain why biodiversity matters for humanity and how we can mitigate the damage. Meanwhile: the US and China were supposed to be close to a trade deal - but there are some new hurdles. We’ll tell you how the trade war is impacting folks here. Also on today’s episode: NBA center Enes Kanter is breaking fast for the playoffs and the Royals are celebrating new Baby Sussex.