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6th period of mass extinction coming

The biosphere of our planet is going through the 6th period of mass extinction. It will lead to the loss of thousands of animal species. Ashok Holsa (the president of International Union for the Protection of Nature, IUPN) has announced this at the meeting with journalists in Moscow on Thursday (February, 9th).

Is was said that almost 100 animal species disappear, about 50 ha of forests disappear because of fires and clearances, and more than 20 ha of fields become wild deserts every day.

Holsa also said, that the permanent "forcing” impact on climate only worsens the situation. According to scientific forecasts some waterlocked states can be flooded in the next century. This can happen because of the water rise in the World Ocean.

One more point of Holsa’s speech concerned the fact that the fifth (previous) mass extinction was marked with dinosaurs’ dying-out

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1 MissJane   [Entry]
I'm sure we all are really fed up with such intimidating pieces of news. The information about the forthcoming extinction of human (or whatever) species started circulating long ago. It's all rubbish that an ordinary person is in power of changing the course of events. If any decisions could be taken, it must be done on the international level. You won't switch off your radiators in order to decrease the temperature on Earth and to prevent the great flood.

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