Thursday, February 18, 2016

What is the Sixth Mass Extinction? | World Economic Forum

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The Sixth Mass Extinction is upon us. And it's our faultA monarch butterfly rests on a rope at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, December 30, 2014.

Simply put, the Sixth Mass Extinction is a massive die-off of plants and animals all across the planet. There have been five others throughout time, but this one is different; it’s entirely caused by man.


Habitat destruction, climate change, pollution, poaching and over-consumption of resources are all coming together to possibly eliminate half of all species by the turn of the century.

Why should we care?

Because it’s folly to think that we can lose half of everything else, but that we’ll be just fine.

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