September 30, 2014 11:08 am -

Not only are we causing the world to heat up, we’re driving out the animal population.


The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago.

The report says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%.

Populations of freshwater species have suffered an even worse fall of 76%…

The society’s report, in conjunction with the pressure group WWF, says humans are cutting down trees more quickly than they can re-grow, harvesting more fish than the oceans can re-stock, pumping water from rivers and aquifers faster than rainfall can replenish them, and emitting more carbon than oceans and forests can absorb…

The report shows that the biggest recorded threat to biodiversity comes from the combined impacts of habitat loss and degradation, driven by what WWF calls unsustainable human consumption. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to World’s Wildlife Being Driven Out By ‘Unsustainable Human Consumption’

  1. tracey marie September 30th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    We are so eager to explore space and look for intelligent life outside of our planet…yet we destroy, without a thought our own people and animals.

  2. fahvel September 30th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    not too bad of a problem – the planet will heal itself when the very new and evil species begins its decline sooner than later.

  3. mea_mark September 30th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Unfortunately capitalism rewards destruction of the planet. Eventually capitalism needs to change or humanity will cease to flourish.

  4. juicyfruityyy September 30th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    The Wildlife Animals aren’t being eaten. They are being killed and used as a trophy; for the Rich. Let’s charge and fine them!!

  5. Robert M. Snyder September 30th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    But my doctor told me to eat more fish!

  6. Bunya September 30th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    The earth is wildly over populated, using up more and more resources. Planned Parenthood is looking really good right about now.

    • raincheck September 30th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Yes…. wildly overpopulated… I’ve thought that for a long time now. It’s something that needs to be addressed. People need to be taught at a young age to be more aware of their actions in all sorts of ways.

      • Bunya September 30th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

        …to be more aware of their actions and to take precautions. And having the Vatican threaten the gullible birth control users with eternal damnation doesn’t help.