The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report.
They also say humanity could be among the first victims of this extinction.
According to the Princeton, Stanford and UC Berkeley scientists, rates like these have not been seen since the last age of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago.
Paul Ehlrich of Stanford says the data “shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event.”
The data demonstrates “without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event,” Ehlrich, whose work on the disappearance of species dates back to 1980, said.