New report : Humans have wiped out 60% of Earth’s wildlife since 1970 | GBRI
 

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The Earth’s biodiversity is shrinking at an alarming pace – and now scientists have warned that if the phenomenon continues, it will turn into a catastrophe of epic proportions threatening our entire civilization.

The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index details how human’s uncontrolled overconsumption of land, food and natural resources has eliminated a majority of the wildlife on the planet—threatening human civilization as well as the world’s animals.

“We are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff,” Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at WWF, warned. “If there was a 60 percent decline in the human population, that would be equivalent to emptying North America, South America, Africa, Europe, China and Oceania. That is the scale of what we have done.”

Read more here: https://www.ecowatch.com/earths-wildlife-wiped-out-since-1970-2616534688.html

  • Wayne Starr  January 4, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I am devastated, why isn’t this the biggest story in the media? What has been the impact on sea life?
    Have we passed the point of no return?

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