Researchers are estimating that the world will have lost 2/3 of its wildlife population between 1970 and 2020. While some may debate the exact loss, there has already been a 58% loss between 1970 and 2012. Wildlife is dying from climate change, habitat loss, over fishing, and even poaching. Aquatic populations are down by 81% since 1970. We’re witnessing a mass extinction event unless something natural or artificial action counters the effect. Environmental upsets have always happened, and nature recovers; but frequently, the recovery can mean dramatic shifts in populations and species. There’s no reason to expect the shifts to be favorable to our civilization and species. Our civilization’s history suggests that our efforts won’t happen soon enough.
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