Some Biologists are warning that due to the human race, we are about to experience a sixth (yes, 6th) mass extinction event in the Earths history, and itâ€™s not like Hollywood would have you believe.
The planetâ€™s current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.
Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planetâ€™s sixth mass biological extinction event.
Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance. The situation is similarly dire for invertebrate animal life.
In short- apparently weâ€™re killing the planet.
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