29 Aug '11, 12pm

Mass extinctions linked to climate change are already underway. — Environmental Health News

We are currently witnessing a mass extinction event, the sixth of such thought to have occurred in the Earth’s history. Mass extinctions were responsible for the demise of marine organisms more than 400 million years ago and the fall of the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago – an event which led to the ascent of modern-day mammals. The causes of these historical extinctions can only be guessed at based on geological records. But, the result then – as now – is a sharp reduction in global diversity of plant and animal species. The current round of mass extinctions may be triggered by a combination of human-related environmental and ecosystem impacts, experts contend. In general, habitat loss, over harvesting, pollution and invasive species can combine with disease, parasites and other health problems to contribute to decreasing populations. In addition, climate change is s...

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