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say goodbye to these animals we are losing to mass extinction

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This article began in MOTHER JONES then was reprinted in NEWSWEEK ,so much the better as it will get a whole lot more attention

 

so I am not the only one who sees multiple environmental issues under challenge at the same time , and starts to query the overall directions of things.

 

my links quiet often don't work that well and the article title is the same as the thread.

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woops I just did a long reply ,pressed post and none of it took

 

 

the concerns are multiple

 

  • declining numbers of amphibians, dolphins,porpoises,sharks and rays
  • a much lower population of African grey parrots
  • plunging giraffe population
  • decline in big cats
  • the persecution of rhinos and elephants
  • documented overall species decline in the IUCN red list and the WWF LIVING PLANET REPORT
  • of special interest is the open access article G Ceballos,P Ehrlich et all ACCELERATED MODERN HUMAN INDUCED SPECIES LOSSES June 2015 SCIENCE ADVANCES
  • the overall rate of species loss is 100 times above what would naturally occur on a very cautious estimate

I really wonder what is humanity doing to themselves and they must do more to reverse this

 

this is having a serious impact on humans , bee numbers who are needed to pollinate food crops , are seriously dropping and no one understands why

 

some might like to think of a technology dominated landscape as a paradise ,my thoughts ate strongly in the other direction

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I really wonder what humanuty is doing to themselves........

 

"Ourselves" surely @@COSMIC RHINO ?

 

... unless it is not just a screen name?

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yes all life is interconnected

 

on one including humanity can do anything which has a isolated impact

 

the article just began with a short but important list of species at list

 

the most obvious additions but not the only ones to add would be

 

  • the Amazon rainforest and its interconnected community
  • coral reef interconnected communities
  • Asian elephants
  • all the great apes

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