You don’t need to be a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: July 12, 2017

Year of Publication: 2017

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: Guardian News and Media Limited

Author(s): Paul R. Ehrlich

Newspaper: The Guardian

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It’s simple. It’s us. The more people there are, the more habitats we destroy. Human civilisation can only survive if the population begins to shrink

One should not need to be a scientist to know that human population growth and the accompanying increase in human consumption are the root cause of the sixth mass extinction we’re currently seeing. All you need to know is that every living being has evolved to have a set of habitat requirements…

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