Here’s some raw data that ought to blow your mind, make you want to cry, and arouse your suspicions all at once:
“According to the UN Environment Program, the earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours.”1
“If current levels [of destruction] go on we will reach a tipping point very soon. The future of the planet now depends on governments taking action in the next few years,”1 says Ahmed Djoghlaf, secretary-general of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
As many as 200 species will go extinct today, and the next, and the next! The count for every week exceeds 1000. For the month, 4000.
THE THRESHOLD OF LETHALITY
In his thought-provoking book, Hurtling Toward Oblivion, Dr. Richard Swenson sounds an alarm:
“The world is spinning out of control and approaching the threshold of lethality—a point where life as we know it can no longer continue . . . …
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