More proof Earth is in its Sixth mass extinction…

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5 things we learned from the mass extinction study that

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Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.

Over the last century, species of vertebrates are dying out up to 114 times faster than they would have without human activity, said the researchers, who used the most conservative estimates to assess extinction rates. That means the number of species that went extinct in the past 100 years would have taken 11,400 years to go extinct under natural extinction rates, the researchers said.

Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.

Over the last century, species of vertebrates are dying out up to 114 times faster than they would have without human activity, said the researchers, who used the most conservative estimates to assess extinction rates. That means the number of species that went extinct in the past 100 years would have taken 11,400 years to go extinct under natural extinction rates, the researchers said.

Read more:

http://www.livescience.com/51281-sixth-mass-extinction-is-here.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/5-things-we-learned-from-the-mass-extinction-study-thats-the-first-of-its-kind-357215.html

http://www.wearesalt.org/stopping-the-sixth-extinction-ecocide-law/

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