Source: World Economic Forum
Author: Johnny Wood
The total number of animals has halved since the 1970s in what some scientists have termed the start of Earth’s sixth mass extinction.
Seismic eruptions, ice ages, continental collision and asteroid impact are thought to be some of the causes of the previous five mass extinctions. This time though, humans are to blame. Never before has a single species exerted such influence on the planet and the evolution of its inhabitants, or put its own survival in such jeopardy.
Biodiversity underpins life as we know it, including the air that we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.
Here are just three of the many reasons we should all care about biodiversity.
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