If the modern world was forced to choose between glitzy Los Angeles California and lousy Lokoja in Nigeria; a final settlement place with no option for relocation, 99.672% most likely would end up in the famous U.S city of Angeles; save for the “backward”, uninformed and technologically crude indigenous peoples of the planet, who for some bizzare “illogical” reason, would call Lokoja home!
Not unless the clinical interpretion of “backward and illogical” were brocken down to cellular bits, with each block scrutinised acutely under the rubiric of “unsustainable and environmentally devouring”, then the deceptive veil of what the city of Angeles and its replicas around the world trully hide, would get scandalously stripped!
Many scientists now believe the world has begun a sixth mass extinction, the first to be caused by a particular species – Humans!. Other recent studies have revealed that humankind has destroyed 83% of all mammals and half of plants since the begining of civilisation and that, even if the destruction were to seize now, it would take staggering 5-7 million years for the natural world to recover.
- When plants slide into extinction, they rarely make news. But more species of plants have disappeared from our planet than previously thought, a recent study has found.
- Half the world’s killer whale populations are now doomed to die from PCB contamination
- At least 571 species of seed-bearing plants have gone extinct around the world in the last two and a half centuries.
- This number is nearly four times higher than the previous known estimate and more than twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians that are known to have gone extinct, researchers say.
- The study estimates that plants are now becoming extinct nearly 500 times faster than the background extinction rate for plants.
- The geographical pattern of modern plant extinctions resembles that for animals: most plant extinctions occur on islands, in the tropics, and in areas with a Mediterranean climate that are rich in biodiversity.
- Nearly 600 plant species have gone extinct in last 250 years
- 15 ocean species are believed to have already gone extinct. A dozen others will probably disappear in our lifetime
What does this mean for the coming generation?
Sources: World News Agencies