October 30, 2018

Report: Humans have wiped out 60% of other creatures since 1970

Guardian -Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.

The new estimate of the massacre of wildlife is made in a major report produced by [World Wildlife fund]  and involving 59 scientists from across the globe. It finds that the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which human society ultimately depends for clean air, water and everything else.

“We are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff” said Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at WWF.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

And the rate of destruction increases daily. Direct result of the quest for infiinite economic growth on a finite planet