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Changes to Earth's biodiversity have occurred more rapidly in the past 50 years than at any time in human history, creating a species loss greater than anything since a major asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs.
That's the conclusion of Global Biodiversity Outlook 2, a report released today by the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity.
"In effect, we are currently responsible for the sixth major extinction event in the history of the Earth, and the greatest since the dinosaurs disappeared, 65 million years ago," the report states.
The wide-ranging report also states that demand for resources globally exceeds the biological capacity of the Earth by some 20 percent.
Originally posted by iori_komei
Umm because other planets with gaseous atmospheres have weather systems as well.