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World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index
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World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index
https://phys.org/news/2020-09-world-wild...years.html

Quote:Global animal, bird and fish populations have plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years due to rampant over-consumption, experts said Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves.

Human activity has severely degraded three quarters of all land and 40 percent of Earth's oceans, and our quickening destruction of nature is likely to have untold consequences on our health and livelihoods.

The Living Planet Index, which tracks more than 4,000 species of vertebrates, warned that increasing deforestation and agricultural expansion were the key drivers behind a 68 percent average decline in populations between 1970 and 2016.

It warned that continued natural habitat loss increased the risk of future pandemics as humans expand their presence into ever closer contact with wild animals.

Edited comment for mental health reasons. Tongue
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World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index
Wherever shall Dumb and Dumber find defenseless animals to shoot?
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Man's hubris -- and overpopulation -- will be our downfall.
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Thank god there's an afterlife.
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