GETTYPolar bears face extinction due to the changing climate
Man is being blamed for “cataclysmic forces” such as meteors, volcanoes and earthquakes which has been responsible for the previous mass extinctions, including the death of the dinosaurs.
With the human population booming by 130 per cent in the last 50 years, and it is set to reach 10 billion by 2060, the demand for natural resources is unprecedented and causing extreme stress for the animal kingdom, claim experts.
Up to 25 per cent of mammals and 13 per cent of birds will be extinct as humans ravage their food chain and natural habitat, while hunting and pollution add to the animal’s woes.
A paper published in the journal Nature reads: “The ever-increasing and unprecedented extent and impact of human activities on land and in the oceans over the past few centuries has dramatically reduced global biodiversity.Related articles
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“There is overwhelming evidence that habitat loss and fragmentation, over-exploitation of biological resources, pollution, species invasions and climate change have increased rates of global species extinctions to levels that are much higher than those observed in the fossil record.”
Another paper added humans have been ruining the planet for other species since the beginning of their timeline.
It says: “Human-influenced extinctions