Study Says Earth’s Next Great Extinction Already Underway

Sputnik News – July 12, 2017

New research suggests that the Earth could be headed toward its sixth mass extinction, citing a “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades.

Analyzing both common and rare species, scientists found that over-consumption and human overpopulation has contributed to the loss of billions of regional and local wildlife populations
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Published in the National Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS), the study found that this disappearance of wildlife signifies a “frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization.”

“The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong language,” study leader Professor Gerardo Ceballos of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México told the Guardian.

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