Scientists are warning that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers said billions of populations of animals have disappeared from the Earth, amid what they called a “biological annihilation.” They said the findings were worse than previously thought. The scientists say the main causes of the mass extinction of wildlife is human overpopulation and overconsumption, especially by the rich; the destruction of animals’ habitats; toxic pollution; and climate change. The report also warns that humans will be impacted by this mass extinction, writing, “The resulting biological annihilation obviously will have serious ecological, economic and social consequences. Humanity will eventually pay a very high price for the decimation of the only assemblage of life that we know of in the universe.”
Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.
Active Nonviolence Argentina Bangladesh Barack Obama Bernie Sanders China Climate Change Dakota Access pipeline Democracy DiEM25 Donald Trump Economic Violence Edward Snowden En la oreja European Union Germany Greece Hugo Chavez ICAN India Iran Israel Japan Jeremy Corbyn NATO Nonviolence Nuclear Ban Treaty Nuclear disarmament Nuclear Energy nuclear weapons Palestine Peace Refugees Russia Silo Social protest Spain Syria TTIP Ukraine United Kingdom United Nations United States US Yanis Varoufakis