I hate to say “I told you so!”, but. …!
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Cancel your Saturday night plans and start stockpiling supplies, we’re on course for our sixth great extinction.
Yes, the Earth is facing its next mass extinction far sooner than expected, a group of scientists in the US has found.
The study, looking at species extinction rates, suggests the decline of the world as we know it is happening TEN times faster than expected.
The Duke University scientists found that species are dying out at a rate of 1,000 in every million each year – far greater than the 100 expected rate.
And before humans came along that rate was only one in one million, according to a similar study in 1995.
Best start looking for one of these secret bunkers (Picture: Flickr/ Morten Jensen)
Stuart Pimm, the lead researcher for the study, said: ‘We are on the verge of the sixth extinction.
‘Whether we avoid it…
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