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Nature 'dying' at record rate

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

The world’s animals and plants are being killed off by humans faster than new ones can evolve, for the first time since dinosaurs became extinct, experts have warned.

Despite hope that nature was fighting back, it appeared that the global wipeout of species was accelerating, they said.

Speaking ahead of two next week on the state of British and European wildlife, Simon Stuart, from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, admitted that the rate of extinction had not slowed.

Previously research has shown that world was currently in the midst of a "sixth great extinction" of species, which was being driven by natural habitat destruction, hunting, increasing number of alien predators, disease and climate change.

Some conservationists had hoped that rate of loss had been stemmed by the natural evolution of species.

But on Monday Mr Stuart, chairman of IUCN's species survival commission, admitted that point had now "almost certainly" been crossed.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:45 PM

Feel our wrath nature!!!!!

On a serious note, we are going to screw ourselves over.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:49 AM

Just to get the thought out there without having any personal stake in its truth or falsehood: Maybe it's our job to wipe ourselves out and let nature reset. If this is proven false, awesome. If it's proven true, alright, fine. We'll know soon enough which religion was right about everything.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:56 AM

View Postchaoszerg, on 08 March 2010 - 09:45 PM, said:

Feel our wrath nature!!!!!

On a serious note, we are going to screw ourselves over.

Very much so sadly. :(

But you know, there is no way WE could be responsible for such things, would possible effects to the planet could 6 billion large mammals using constantly increasing levels of resources while caring about profit over ecology have the planet!

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