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It's already too late to save humanity... our mass extinction is inescapable, says prominent scientist... population out of control

6/19/2015 - Professor Frank Fenner says humanity is finished. It's already too late to save ourselves from the suicidal future we've created where the ecosystem can no longer support human life. "We're going to become extinct," the scientist says. "Whatever we do now is too late." (SOURCE) Frank Fenner, now...

Human activity is leading to "a major extinction event" for sea life, scientists say

3/18/2015 - Though previously thought to be impervious due to its massive size, the collective of the world's oceans may be on the verge of a wide-scale extinction event, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, (UCSB) warn that, if human activity continues on its current...

Northern white rhinos hunted to extinction - There are now only 5 left in the world

12/22/2014 - Due to extensive poaching in which the perceived value of their horns seems to matter more than their lives, the northern white rhino population has dwindled severely through the years. While many people may consider numbers in the hundreds or even thousands small, in the instance of the northern white...

Modern destruction of animal populations rivals extinction of dinosaurs, scientists warn

12/17/2014 - Another mass extinction event may be on the way if humans don't stop killing off all the animals and destroying the environment. Several top experts in the field of evolutionary biology warn that most living species could soon meet their end unless immediate changes are made to avoid triggering a fallout...

Scientists warn humanity: the signs of sixth mass extinction are upon us

10/6/2014 - We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in the history of life on Earth, warns an international research team in a new scientific research review published in the journal Science. The study was conducted by researchers from Stanford University, the University of California-Santa...

Humans have increased animal extinction rates by 1,000 times

9/15/2014 - The current global extinction rate is 1,000 times higher than it was before humans came along, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brown University, Duke University, Microsoft Research and the University of Georgia, and published in the journal Conservation Biology. "We've known for...

'Mass extinction event' across planet may have been unleashed by humans, scientists warn

8/13/2014 - Planet Earth is on the verge of another mass extinction event, say scientists, and this time the cause is humans. A new study by researchers from Stanford University claims that losses to animal and plant life are reaching a tipping point that could signal an approaching mass die-off event, the sixth...

Scientists warn the rise of AI will lead to extinction of humankind

4/18/2014 - Everything you and I are doing right now to try to save humanity and the planet probably won't matter in a hundred years. That's not my own conclusion; it's the conclusion of computer scientist Steve Omohundro, author of a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence. His...

Your toilet or tissue paper may be contributing to extinction of tigers

2/13/2012 10:23:01 AM - A group known as Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is largely responsible for the decimation of half of Sumatran and other Indonesian rain forests since 1985. These rain forests were the natural habitats for tigers. Activists with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are clamoring for grocery and other store chains...

Mass extinction event could wipe out 75 percent of life on earth, says study

3/8/2011 - Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley (UC-B) say that, unless human abuses of the earth cease, there could be a large "mass extinction" event involving the loss of 75 percent of life on earth. Their findings, which have been published in the journal Nature, attribute habitat destruction,...

The Sixth Species Extinction can Still be Avoided

11/24/2008 - Human beings, having reached the 6.7 billion mark, have succeeded in modifying our environment to the point of harming the biodiversity of a wide variety of native species. We are even at the point now that our own long-term survival is in question. The earth has endured five major extinctions in the...

World's frog species face extinction due to pollution and climate change, scientists warn

7/7/2006 - Fifty leading environmental researchers are campaigning to secure nearly $370 million for protecting the world's frog and toad population as urbanization, global warming and industrial pollution threaten to wipe out almost a third of frog and toad species worldwide. If funding is secured, the Amphibian...

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