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

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