Northern White Rhinoceros – Functionally Extinct 2018

It is estimated that 8,000 rhinoceros have been killed by humans in the last 10 years alone. There are 21,000 rhinoceros left in the world today. The evolutionary history of rhinoceros goes back 50 million years. The Northern White Rhinoceros is a subspecies of the White Rhinoceros that is said to be descended from Ceratotherium praecox that lived around seven million years ago.

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2018 Living Planet Report – The End of Civilisation

The recently published World Wildlife Fund 2018 Living Planet Report reveals that we have killed 60% of all wildlife in the last 40 years. I would remind readers that as recently as 200,000 years ago we would have considered our ancestors wildlife by any of today’s definitions.

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Mammals on Death Row – Extinction is Forever

The period of time since the last mass extinction 66 million years ago, that killed the dinosaurs, is known as the Age of Mammals. Our own species is a child of this age. The study shows that it would take three to five million years for nature to recover the anticipated mammal species losses of the next 50 years.

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Food Web Collapse Threatens Rainforests’ Ecosystems

Climate Change is killing arthropods and this is undermining the food web in rainforests. In October 2018 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal (PNAS) published a report called “Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web” Arthropods are insects and invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes, what we casually refer […]

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Extinction – It is Real, It is Now, It is Forever

We must appreciate that when we speak of extinction of life, this is forever and there is no going back and that our own existence today, as well as the existence of all other sentient life, the existence of the life supporting planetary ecosystems, has been billions of years in the making.

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Global Warming – The Moral Crisis of our Time

The politically correct term for the havoc we are causing to weather conditions is Climate Change, which in fact is mostly global warming. It is the rise in temperature that, for example, is melting the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. The rise in temperatures is being caused by greenhouse gas emissions that trap the …

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