The article I am reading is way too technical.
The book I read, Extinction, was long.
So, let me try to cover the data quickly, and easily.
Somewhere between 400 and 10,000 species are going extinct every year. The official count is only about 800 over the last century and a half.
Human activity has killed off some species. Some people try to write that people are the ‘main’ cause of extinction. But, the data seems to indicate that people are less than half of the problem.
So, what does this mean to us?
That is one of the BIG questions that few scientists are studying. For some reason, only environmentalists seem to care much.
What about the implications?
If all species die off, what will happen to humanity?
If we see species go extinct on a regular basis, why don’t we see new species replacing the old species?
Are extinctions increasing?
What do you think?