|archmage||Date: Sunday, 06-March-2011, 4:54 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
On the brink: Sixth mass extinction 'that will eradicate 75% of life on Earth is drawing closer'
Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction on the scale of the apocalyptic event that wiped out the dinosaurs, a study claims.
The researchers say that unless action is taken now to reverse the harmful effects of human activity on eco-systems, a full-blown mass extinction could occur within a few centuries.
Recovery from such an event, which could eradicate more than three-quarters of all life on Earth, may then take millions of years.
Full article/source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/science....fe.html
Message edited by sanju - Sunday, 06-March-2011, 4:57 PM