2 - Life On Earth Is In Trouble

They only counted the large animals species, it has become clear that small species such bees and termites have a much greater total biomass than that of large animals and are also much more influential in the ecosystem services they provide.

Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon, indeed, before the Earth’s biological treasures are trashed, in what will be the sixth great mass extinction event? This is what Gerardo Caballos of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and his colleagues have assessed, in a paper that came out on Friday.

The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

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