The Most Underrated Issue in Human History

According to The Living Planet Index, there was a decline of 52% in vertebrates worldwide between 1970 and 2010. That means half the number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish across the globe was halved in only 40 years! Freshwater species have declined by 76% and marine species by 39%, which is the same as terrestrial species, in the period of time mentioned above. Habitat loss and degradation, and exploitation through hunting and fishing, are the primary causes of decline. Climate change is the next most common primary threat, and is likely to put more pressure on populations in the future.

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The coming years are veiled with uncertainty regarding our planet and its dying biodiversity. It is high time both the governments and the people start fighting for a common goal: to prevent an Anthropogenic mass extinction. Currently, most states in the world are working for corporations that have…

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