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Scientists say planet in midst of sixth mass extinction, Earth’s wildlife running out of places to live

Jan 05, 2023

Originally Published on January 1, 2023 by CBS News

Paul R. Ehrlich, PhD PMC Program Advisory Board Member

About Paul: Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. Recipient of numerous international honors such as the Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and Conservation of Biological Diversity, the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, and the United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize. Author of more than 1000 scientific papers and articles and more than 45 books, he is best known for his ground-breaking volume The Population Bomb released in 1968. His 2008 book, The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment, deals with human cultural and biological evolution

Oh, humanity is not sustainable. To maintain our lifestyle (yours and mine, basically) for the entire planet, you’d need five more Earths. Not clear where they’re gonna come from.

Paul R. Ehrlich

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