Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Is Here
Stanford University study, shows humans have triggered sixth mass extinction of Earth’s species
Not since the vanishing of dinosaurs 65 millions years ago has the Earth seen such mass extinction of species, and in as little as two or three lifetimes, “huge amounts” of biodiversity will be lost forever, researchers predict. Because each species plays a specific role within the Earth’s ecosystem, such major loss may take the Earth millions of years to recover, say researchers.
“Our activities are causing a massive loss of species that has no precedent in the history of humanity and few precedents in the history of life on Earth,” said lead researcher Gerardo Ceballos, a professor of conservation ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a visiting professor at Stanford University.