Humanity may pay a high price for lower biodiversity by 6th mass extinction
Source :NewsBharati Date :12-Oct-2017
Mumbai, October 12: The increasing pollution, human torture on the environment has already led to a climate change which can cause more dangerous harm in form of mass extinction. A new study shows the world is currently facing its sixth mass extinction. New species are evolving which could worsen biodiversity.
The study says, “These common trends observed in the fossil record have the potential to inform modern conservation efforts, given that the current biodiversity crisis is acknowledged as representing another mass extinction event.”
The researchers are trying to take lessons from the past history. The extinct and newly evolved animals both types are showing less biodiversity which shows similarities to previous mass extinctions.
"Much like in history, the past offers cautionary tales and context for our ongoing future,” the lead researcher said. “The lesson from the past is that mass extinctions have big impacts beyond just species loss,” he added.
The research says, “Humanity will eventually pay a very high price for the decimation of the only assemblage of life that we know of in the universe.”