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Humans Setting in Motion Sixth Mass Extinction, Says Study via @ecorazzi

Humans Setting in Motion Sixth Mass Extinction, Says Study via @ecorazzi

Humans Setting in Motion Sixth Mass Extinction, Says Study 0 Tweet by Anthony Marcusa June 22, 2015 Categories: Animals , Environment . The end is near it seems. According to a new study, the Earth has already entered its sixth mass extinction, and humans are the main cause. Animals are dying out at a rate over 100 times the normal, say scientists, as humans have polluted and destroyed habitats around the Earth. Since 1500, such man-made change and destruction has killed off 77 species of mammals, 140 different birds, and 34 amphibians. Since 1900, almost 500 vertebrates have gone extinct, a time frame that in the past would have expected nine species to die out. “Recent extinction rates are unprecedented in human history and highly unusual in Earth’s history,” reads a study published in the journal Science Advances . “Our global society has started to destroy species of o...

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