Sunday, May 22, 2005

ENDANGERED SPECIES - Earth's species feel the squeeze

More from the BBC today with the stark warning from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, "the most comprehensive audit of the health of our planet to date". Earth's species feel the squeeze
If we continue with current rates of species extinction, we will have no chance of rolling back poverty and the lives of all humans will be diminished.
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Organisms are disappearing at something like 100 to 1,000 times the "background levels" seen in the fossil record.