Biological Annihilation Underway

A study published July 10, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says new research indicates that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway.  It “calls the current decline in animal populations a ‘global epidemic’ and part of the ‘ongoing sixth extinction’ caused in large measure by human destruction of animal habitats….  In some parts of the world some mammals are losing 70 percent of their numbers because of habitat loss.”  The authors looked at factors such as habitat degradation, pollution and climate change, among others.

Schlossberg, Tatiana, Biological Annihilation said to be Underway, New York Times, July 12, 2017