September 12, 2007


What can be done to halt the extinction rate of life on earth? (Daily Telegraph)

Planet earth's plants and animals are hurtling towards extinction at an unprecedented rate because of the impact of humans on fragile ecosystems, the World Conservation Union has warned.

One in four mammals, one in eight birds, one third of all amphibians and 70 per cent of the world's assessed plants now appear on the widely-recognised Red List of endangered plants and animals.

Human activity causing loss of habitat through urbanisation, agriculture and deforestation combined with climate change are cited as the biggest threat to plants and animals.

What can be done to halt the extinction of so many species?

As the movement declines from mere error to outright slapstick, there's nothing funnier than the adherents' insistence that Man intervene to stop evolution.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 12, 2007 12:01 AM
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