11 Jul '11, 8pm

Climate change to push over 10 percent of the world's species to extinction by 2100

Ocean prognosis: mass extinction (06/20/2011) Multiple and converging human impacts on the world's oceans are putting marine species at risk of a mass extinction not seen for millions of years, according to a panel of oceanic experts. The bleak assessment finds that the world's oceans are in a significantly worse state than has been widely recognized, although past reports of this nature have hardly been uplifting. The panel, organized by the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), found that overfishing, pollution, and climate change are synergistically pummeling oceanic ecosystems in ways not seen during human history. Still, the scientists believe that there is time to turn things around if society recognizes the need to change. Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year (06/16/2011) The past twelve months have seen 914 species added to t...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0711-hance_climate_extincti...

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