Saturday, July 22, 2017

Animal extinction happens more often than you think

Animal extinction happens more often than you think

As the world experiences its sixth mass extinction event, species are disappearing at a rate of 1,000 to 10,000 times more than the Earth’s natural extinction rate, according to the World Wildlife Fund.


That could amount to losing hundreds or even thousands of species each year.


The blame for the most recent mass extinction isn’t natural disasters, natural climate changes or even devastating meteor strikes — it’s humans, says Noah Greenwald, the Endangered Species Director at the Center for Biological Diversity


“I think when you consider that we’ve greatly accelerated the rate of extinction, and that our population is constantly growing, our consumption is beginning to grow and now we’re actually changing the climate, we’re looking at a massive loss in diversity,” Greenwald said.


Full story at https://usat.ly/2uLmTya


Source: USA Today


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