The latest article raising the alarm about the upcoming mass extinction event:
- Animals and plants are dying off at the fastest rate since the dinosaur extinction 66 million years ago – with more than 500 land-based vertebrates expected to disappear by 2040
Animal and plant species are dying off around the world at the fastest rate since the mass-extinction event that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, scientists warn. A new study, by an international team of researchers, found more than 500 land-based animal species will be on the brink of extinction within the next two decades.
- Earth accelerating towards sixth mass extinction event that could see ‘disintegration of civilisation’, scientists warn
“When humanity exterminates populations and species of other creatures, it is sawing off the limb on which it is sitting, destroying working parts of our own life-support system,” said Professor Ehrlich.