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Humans creating new 'geological age'

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Humans are causing such UNPRECEDENTED climatic change and mass extinctions, it is creating a new geological age, according to a leading environmental scientist. The planet is already amid a "human-induced mass extinction event" which is defining a new geological age known as the Anthropocene. "The current rate of species loss is higher than the background rate inferred in the fossil record. Another 10-30% of birds, mammals and amphibians are currently threatened with extinction. This rapid rate in the loss of species diversity is similar in intensity to the event around 65 million years ago which wiped out the dinosaurs and other species." Damming nearly all of the world's major rivers has left 75% of the world's fisheries exploited or depleted. "Human history is littered with examples of civilisations that have collapsed because of their inability to adjust to environmental change - such as the Mayans in Meso-America, the Norse colonies in southern Greenland and the Akkadian civilisation, which was located in what is now Syria." FYI: BIODIVERSITY DECLINE

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