Species extinction may rise to 10,000 times background rate in next century
February 18th, 2010
The current species extinction rate is now approaching 1000 times the background rate and may rise to 10,000 times the background rate during the next century, if present trends continue.
Source: “Global climatic and environmental crisis and its solution; Part one – the problem” – PSRAST
Date: First published 24 January 2004
Source: Loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions – GlobalIssues.org
Date: Last updated: 1 Dec 2009