World 'on the verge of next mass extinction': Humans have caused extinction rates to increase by up to 10,000 times

What a pity we can't save the world and exterminate the Cabal families instead.

 
The Sumatran rhinoceros, Amur leopard, mountain gorilla and white-tip shark are all species at risk


The Indepedent
By Tomas Jivanda
31 May 2014

Humanity is responsible for speeding up the natural rate of extinction for animal and plant species by up to 10,000 times, as the planet is on the brink of a dinosaur-scale sixth mass extinction, a new study has warned.

Species are disappearing around 10 times faster than is widely believed in the scientific community, while in pre-human times extinction rates were slower than previously thought, researchers from Duke University in the US said.

“We are on the verge of the sixth extinction,” lead author, biologist Stuart Pimm, said. “Whether we avoid it or not will depend on our actions.”

Praised by independent experts as a landmark report, it focuses around calculating a “death rate” of how many species become extinct each year out of 1 million species.

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