“There is no doubt that the rate at which species are dying out is very high, and we could well be in for a “Big Sixth” mass extinction. … [Yet] the current rate at which new animals and plants (such as the apple fly, the Italian sparrow and Oxford ragwort) are coming into existence is unusually high – and it may be the highest ever. We are already on the verge of Genesis Number Six – a million or so years from now, the world could end up supporting more species, not fewer, as a consequence of the evolution of Homo sapiens.” https://theconversation.com/the-sixth-mass-genesis-new-species-are-coming-into-existence-faster-than-ever-thanks-to-humans-80527
…but possibly minus Homo sapiens. Who’s next for Presidency of the planet?
“The findings echo those of WWF’s Living Planet Report. Our report lookd back and found that populations of vertebrate species have halved since 197o. This report looks forward and finds that many species are threatened with extinction if we fail to tackle climate change.
We have an opportunity to tackle climate change if we act now, so the next Government must make climate change one of its top ” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7548)
Not only are the characters ‘e’ and ‘0’ facing extinction, whole words are disappearing from the fac of the