27 Feb '17, 3pm

50% of Earth's species face extinction by 2100

50% of Earth's species face extinction by 2100

Paul Ehrlich, a biologist from Stanford University , blamed the destruction of the environment on the lifestyles of rich Western countries. He said, “Rich Western countries are now siphoning up the planet’s resources and destroying its ecosystems at an unprecedented rate. We want to build highways across the Serengeti to get more rare earth minerals for our cellphones. We grab all the fish from the sea, wreck the coral reefs , and put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We have triggered a major extinction event. The question is: how do we stop it?”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/50-of-earths-species-face-extinction...

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