extinction

Earth facing 'catastrophic' loss of species

The Earth is on the brink of "major biodiversity crisis" fuelled by the steady destruction of ecosystems, a group of the world's most distinguished scientists and policy experts warn today.

Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up'

"The human race is living beyond its means. A report backed by 1,360 scientists from 95 countries - some of them world leaders in their fields - today warns that the almost two-thirds of the natural machinery that supports life on Earth is being degraded by human pressure...."

"... "An estimated 90% of the total weight of the ocean's large predators - tuna, swordfish and sharks - has disappeared in recent years. An estimated 12% of bird species, 25% of mammals and more than 30% of all amphibians are threatened with extinction within the next century. Some of them are threatened by invaders."..."

An Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming to Kill Off 1 Million Species

Climate change over the next 50 years is expected to drive a quarter of land animals and plants into extinction, according to the first
omprehensive study into the effect of higher temperatures on the natural world.

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