Earth on Fire: The Overheating Planet

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Friday, 31 July 2009

SIXTH EXTINCTION WAVE BECOMING A TSUNAMI

A bleak picture of what humans are doing to the planet's biosphere, especially in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands (Oceania), is painted by a landmark new study. Over 1200 species of birds are now extinct in Oceania.

Globally, the average extinction rate is now some 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than the rate that prevailed over the past 60 million years.

Full report in ScienceDaily.