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Era of 'Biological Annihilation' Is Underway, Scientists Warn

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'A new paper describes the threatened mass extinction of thousands of animal species around the globe.  From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway; t he study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, calls the current decline in animal populations a “global epidemic” and part of the “ongoing sixth mass extinction” caused in large measure by human destruction of animal habitats. The previous five extinctions were caused by natural phenomena.  “We’re toxifying the entire planet,” When asked about the clear advocacy position the paper has taken, a rarity in scientific literature, Dr. Ehrlich said:  “Scientists don’t give up their responsibility as citizens to say what they think about the data that they’re gathering.”

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