Tag Archives: Anthropocene

Species Extinction May 8th

  The World Wildlife Fund released a stunning report this week: From 1970 to 2010, overall vertebrate animal populations declined by half. It’s our fault. To be clear: It’s not that half of all species have been made extinct in the past half century. It’s that overall population counts … Continue reading

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Mass extinctions March 2nd

“Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct … Continue reading

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