2017 NIKE AIR MAX 1 PREMIUM RETRO 908366-001 ATMOS NYC *IN HAND READY TO SHIP*,Nike Mens Air Force 1 Ultraforce / RKK New England Patriots 904803-001 Size 9,Mens Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium Chlorophyll Shoes Ds Deadstock New Size 13NEW Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 17' Burgundy Port Wine Running Shoes SZ 11 918356-600,Nike Air Max Plus TN “Olive Green” Unisex Trainer All Sizes,Air Jordan 11 '72-10' Size 9 100% AUTHENTIC,Nike Air Jordan 12 French Blue Size 13 With Receipt XII Retro White 130690-113,Nike Lebron Watch 15 Griffey Black Rio Teal Size 15 AR5126-001,Air Jordan Nike AJ 3 NRG JTH Justin Timberlake Beige US 15 AV6683-200LEBRON 8 V/2 LOW “MIAMI NIGHT” 2011 ITEM NUMBER 2-2515,551/ Used shoes NIKE Dynasty in 1985. black × ash the most popular 8in(26cm)tun2,Nike Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 Retro XI Gym Red 378037 623 Size 12 Red White,Nike Zoom Kobe 3 III FTB Fade to Black Mamba Size 11 Matte Silver 869453-004 DS,Nike Lupinek Flyknit NikeLab NSW Oreo (862505-001) Mens Size 10,Nike Air Jordan IV 4 Retro 11Lab4 Red cavs toro thunder fear travis,NOS*BOX Nike Air Jordan 11 XI Retro Cool Grey 2010 Men’s Size 9 DS 378037-001,Brand New w/ box Air Jordan 11 Retro 72-10 Size 9.5 w/ receipt,Nike Air Jordan 688447 920 Brazil Pack DS SZ 13.5 - 2 pairs New in box,Nike Zoom LeBron V 5 New York Yankees Size 13 LeBron James DS NIB New In BoxNike Jordan Retro 13 DB,2018 Nike Air Jordan 1 High Retro Size 16 -Red White Black Bred Toe- 555088 610Nike Air Max 97 Premium Particle Beige/Summit White Mens Size 10 312834 200 New,Nike Air Max 1 Size 11.5 Evolution Pack Parra Patta BRS Lemonade Atmos OG B,Nike Air Max 90 Winter PRM Premium Wheat Pack US_8 UK_5.5 Eur_39BRAND NEW DS NIKE AIR JORDAN IV 4 RETRO "OREO" SIZE 12,Nike Air Max Zero Bundle sz 9Write 29 AIR JORDAN1 HI FLYKNIT OG BANNED from japan (5528Nike KD 6 VI Premium What The KD Size 10 DS NIB 669809 500 Durant WTKD Ltd OG,Nike Air Vapormax x CDG Comme Des Garcons Triple Black 924501-001 - US 9.5, 10.5,NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 OG BRED Sz UK US 8 9 11 12 42 46.5 Black Red 555088-023 Banned

DS Nike 11 Air Jordan Retro XI 11 Nike Blk Red Bred Sz. 10.5 57fd83

Researchers talk of ‘biological annihilation’ as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades

This article is over 1 year old
Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro OG Size 7 Mens V 2016 Black Fire Red Metallic Silver,

A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.

Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time in which to act.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, eschews the normally sober tone of scientific papers and calls the massive loss of wildlife a “biological annihilation” that represents a “frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation”.

Prof Gerardo Ceballos, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, who led the work, said: “The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong language.”

Previous studies have shown species are becoming extinct at a significantly faster rate than for millions of years before, but even so extinctions remain relatively rare giving the impression of a gradual loss of biodiversity. The new work instead takes a broader view, assessing many common species which are losing populations all over the world as their ranges shrink, but remain present elsewhere.

The scientists found that a third of the thousands of species losing populations are not currently considered endangered and that up to 50% of all individual animals have been lost in recent decades. Detailed data is available for land mammals, and almost half of these have lost 80% of their range in the last century. The scientists found billions of populations of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have been lost all over the planet, leading them to say a sixth mass extinction has already progressed further than was thought.

The scientists conclude: “The resulting biological annihilation obviously will have serious ecological, economic and social consequences. Humanity will eventually pay a very high price for the decimation of the only assemblage of life that we know of in the universe.”

They say, while action to halt the decline remains possible, the prospects do not look good: “All signs point to ever more powerful assaults on biodiversity in the next two decades, painting a dismal picture of the future of life, including human life.”

Freeman was part of the team that produced a 2014 analysis of 3000 species that indicated that 50% of individual animals have been lost since 1970, which tallies with the new work but was based on different IUCN data. He agreed strong language is needed: “We need people to be aware of the catastrophic declines we are seeing. I do think there is a place for that within the [new] paper, although it’s a fine line to draw.”

Citing human overpopulation as the root cause of environmental problems has long been controversial, and Ehrlich’s 1968 statement that hundreds of millions of people would die of starvation in the 1970s did not come to pass, partly due to new high-yielding crops that Ehrlich himself had noted as possible.

Ehrlich has acknowledged “flaws” in The Population Bomb but said it had been successful in its central aim – alerting people to global environmental issues and the the role of human population in them. His message remains blunt today: “Show me a scientist who claims there is no population problem and I’ll show you an idiot.”