Economic security threatened by mass extinction

Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every day.The normal rate of extinction is one species every 2 days. This mass extinction is due to humankind’s unsustainable methods of production and consumption.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005). Ecosystems and human well-being: Synthesis. Washington DC: Island Press. Available http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/index.aspx

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