Extinctions during human era one thousand times more than before — ScienceDaily

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.
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@NautilusMag: Extinction rates increasing http://ift.tt/KQVPDm; and what this could mean for us http://ift.tt/1t281RL; via @ScienceDaily2 & @NautilusMag
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