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In 45 years, we have killed 60% of Earth’s wildlife

By Condé Nast Traveller India

A damning report by WWF puts the worsening condition of Planet Earth into perspectiveRead full story

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  • Dr Gail Barnes
    Dr Gail BarnesPartner at Personify LLC

    Cry the beloved planet. "Humans have been around for more than 2 million years. But in the last 44 years, we have achieved what we haven’t in all this while: a mass annihilation of our fellow earthlings. Between 1970 and 2014, Earth lost nearly 60% decline of its mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, almost all of it due to human activity. The rate at which Earth is losing its biodiversity is comparable only to the mass extinctions. This and other findings have been published by the World

    Cry the beloved planet. "Humans have been around for more than 2 million years. But in the last 44 years, we have achieved what we haven’t in all this while: a mass annihilation of our fellow earthlings. Between 1970 and 2014, Earth lost nearly 60% decline of its mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, almost all of it due to human activity. The rate at which Earth is losing its biodiversity is comparable only to the mass extinctions. This and other findings have been published by the World Wildlife Fund in its Living Planet Report 2018, a stinging reminder of the declining health of the planet."

  • So heartbroken after reading this article and report. 💔

    In the words of Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, “Today, we still have a choice. We can be the founders of a global movement that changed our relationship with the planet. Or we can be the generation that had its chance and failed to act. The choice is ours.”

  • Andre Gonzalez
    Andre GonzalezEngineer

    Modern day humans have only been around for about 300,000 years modern day humans have not been around for 2 million years our ancestors have been around for millions of years like the hominids. Plus modern day humans have only lived on this planet in large populations for the last few thousands of years. Once we over populated the planet we killed everything. Human over population is the greatest threat to our planet. We need a culture that has responsible population control world wide. Declining

    Modern day humans have only been around for about 300,000 years modern day humans have not been around for 2 million years our ancestors have been around for millions of years like the hominids. Plus modern day humans have only lived on this planet in large populations for the last few thousands of years. Once we over populated the planet we killed everything. Human over population is the greatest threat to our planet. We need a culture that has responsible population control world wide. Declining population by lower birthrates will help. Increasing human populations are no longer sustainable. But corporations and big businesses want increasing populations because increasing populations is better for business. The more a population increases the more cell phones and products you can sell. It hurts their bottom dollar to have responsible populations growth. Sadly it’s all about money and not about what is best for people or the planet. Imagine the Paradise the world would be if we reduced the population by half. Smaller population means less greenhouse gases more food more resources more land for everyone less traffic better schools, better everything. It has been proven that people become more hostile and aggressive and violent in large populations

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