I Believe: ‘We are making it harder and harder for other species to exist’

April 26, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Congratulations to George Plumb for this editorial in the Burlington Free Press.

Almost all of the expressed environmental concern these days is about climate change . However there is another environmental crisis happening that could be just as important, and perhaps even more important, and that is the loss of biodiversity.

The earth is now going through what is the greatest extinction of species since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago. We are now losing species at the rate of nearly 30,000 per year. The difference between this extinction and previous ones is that rather than a planetary or galactic process, this one is caused by just one of the species on this planet.

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