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As per a report published in Biological Reviews, Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway on the Planet Earth. It could have already lost around 13 percent of its total species.
Mass extinction on Earth
In the past Earth has witnessed five mass extinctions. The last mass extinction was about 65 million years, that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Views on Human
The paper is of the view that, “humans are the only species that are able to manipulate Planet Earth on a grand scale. Humans have allowed the current crisis to happen.”
Earth’s sixth mass extinction
The Holocene extinction is referred to as “sixth mass extinction” or Anthropocene extinction. It is an ongoing extinction event of species during present Holocene epoch because of human activity. The included extinctions span several families of fungi, bacteria, plants and animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. Current rate of extinction is estimated at 100 to 1,000 times higher as compared to natural background extinction rates.
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