According to the WWF, 50% of the Earth’s species were lost in the past 40 years. This cuts across all life: in the air, in the sea, and on the land. And the biggest causes are all caused by humans. We’re screwing up big time here.
This echoes a conclusion Science magazine came to earlier this year that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history. And again, this is caused not by meteors, but my mankind. Given how interlinked species are now, we’re punching big holes in food chains. The consequences will be disastrous.
But the real sad part is that I’m afraid this story will barely make a blip on the news or pop culture. These sorts of things don’t tend to get attention until it’s too late…
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