Forty Percent of all Life on the Planet

Drunk PuppiesAccording to this New Scientist article, 2 out of every 5 species face extinction on this planet. “Overall, 16,119 animal and plant species are in danger of extinction, including 1 in 8 birds, 1 in 4 mammals and 1 in 3 amphibian species. Since records began, 784 species have been declared extinct.”

The main factor in their deaths? You guessed it: people.

“Environmentalists alone cannot save the world’s biodiversity, however. ‘It must become the responsibility of everyone with the power and resources to act.'”

Emphasis mine. Responsibility ours.

One Reply to “Forty Percent of all Life on the Planet”

  1. If they just quit drinking and smoking maybe they wouldn’t be on the verge of extinction.

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