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    (To coin a phrase from an old Megadeth album)

    Humans are driving one million species to extinction


    Up to one million plant and animal species face extinction, many within decades, because of human activities, says the most comprehensive report yet on the state of global ecosystems.

    Without drastic action to conserve habitats, the rate of species extinction — already tens to hundreds of times higher than the average across the past ten million years — will only increase, says the analysis. The findings come from a United Nations-backed panel called the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

    According to the report, agricultural activities have had the largest impact on ecosystems that people depend on for food, clean water and a stable climate. The loss of species and habitats poses as much a danger to life on Earth as climate change does, says a summary of the work, released on 6 May.

    The analysis distils findings from nearly 15,000 studies and government reports, integrating information from the natural and social sciences, Indigenous peoples and traditional agricultural communities. It is the first major international appraisal of biodiversity since 2005. Representatives of 132 governments met last week in Paris to finalize and approve the analysis.
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    Humans are driving one million species to extinction

    Are we ourselves close to extinction ?
    What are mass extinctions, and what causes them?

     
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    A million species? Name 20 in this century.. If we are driving a million into extinction, then naming 20 from this century should be a piece of cake. And don't include species that have evolved to such a specialized state that they can only live in a 10 acre area of land....species like that have evolved to go extinct....
     
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    How many species on Earth? About 8.7 million, new estimate says
     
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    o well---still won't come anywhere close to the K-T extinction
     
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    You mean K Mart ?
     
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    99% of species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct. And unless you are going to kill yourself and convince a few billion other people to do the same, there really isn’t much we can do. That is life and extinction, deal with it.
     
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    I guess it's always going to be our fault for everything.
    Species have had mass extinctions at certain periods of time on Earth.
    The biggest culprit has been the 5 or 6 ice ages.
    So why don't you liberals go and blame the ice ages and maybe try and
    extort money from them, leave me alone.
     
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    Oh.....all of your studies? Go follow the fucking money on who funds them.
    If the studies came up with anything different than what their agenda is, they
    would be out of a job. So no surprise there.
     
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    So far the responses have been
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