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Animals That Won’t Last the Century

According to the United Nations, one million species are at risk of extinction due to climate change and human activity. Here are 4 animals out of the 1 million species we might lose by 2050.

Animals That Won’t Last the Century

These are 4 of the 1 million species that may not survive the effects of a shifting climate —according to a United Nations report. What’s more, globalization and what the authors call “telecoupling” have made it easier and easier for resources to be extracted in one part of the world for use in another. That has long been a pattern in the global ecology as well as the economy, with oil, diamonds, timber and other goods and other environmental commodities pumped, mined and harvested from poorer countries in order to enrich already wealthy ones.

Polar bear numbers have declined 40% over the last decade according to the USGS. Along with arctic land and marine life, they could be gone in 40 years Nature Climate Change confirms. There are only over 100,000 orangutans left on Earth. Deforestation from palm oil plantations could see orangutans gone within 20 years. Coral Reefs in all 29 remaining World Heritage reef sites would cease to function by the end of the century IUCN states. Reefs like the Great Barrier Reef host ¼ of all marine life. Higher CO2 levels have lowered the nutritional value of eucalyptus, a staple of the Koala’s diet. The marsupials could be extinct by 2050. Increasing CO2 levels will also render milkweed toxic. This is the only food monarch butterflies eat. In California alone, monarch populations dropped 86% in just 1-year states the Xerces Society.

With 60 billion tons of environmental resources extracted globally each year, the economic pain of such an unequal system—which was felt mostly in the developing world and—is being eclipsed by environmental pain felt by the entire world ecology espcially in animal rights.

Brut.

05/07/2019 12:00 AM
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56 comments

  • Hughie N.
    09/12/2019 22:00

    You're lost when you start relieving the UN

  • Selvaraj N.
    09/11/2019 04:59

    Preserve their genome

  • Clarence B.
    09/06/2019 11:02

    Humans are to follow.

  • Vincent A.
    08/30/2019 10:40

    I wouldn't believe anything the UN says ,they should be kicked out of the United States.

  • Tim A.
    08/28/2019 16:41

    Complete hoax

  • Sandy T.
    08/24/2019 23:37

    Why in the world is that idiot still president?

  • Steve P.
    08/22/2019 20:55

    Libtard propaganda

  • Kurt N.
    08/20/2019 06:37

    Quit lying libertards! Let's just take your first lie as an example. In recent polar bear counts they have grown in numbers on average 5000 per count. Which is conducted every 4 years. There are more polar bears now then there ever have been. Polarbearscience.com

  • Thomas A.
    08/20/2019 03:25

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry -- some people still take UN warnings seriously. -- https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/06/30/30-year-anniversary-of-the un-1989-10-years-to-save-the-world-climate-warning/

  • Lolo O.
    08/19/2019 14:14

    😢

  • Ken B.
    08/19/2019 01:26

    I didn't watch past the opening statistic about polar bears declining by 40%. This is not only false, but is nearly opposite to the truth. This shows me that his post isn't information, but propaganda. :(

  • Kathy H.
    08/18/2019 21:54

    United Nations lies.

  • Tim M.
    08/17/2019 11:49

    Vote intelligently

  • Aakash G.
    08/17/2019 04:48

    I wonder when humans will be extinct by...

  • Nilanjan M.
    08/17/2019 03:38

    How do you calculate the population of butterflies? 🤔

  • Abd U.
    08/16/2019 23:23

    What about Cute kids and innocent Humans dying with thirst and painful situations all over the world???...

  • Sumit K.
    08/16/2019 19:11

    I haven’t met 1, plus every 14 minutes a specie gets extinct on dis planet. Y so serious ?

  • RiShi R.
    08/16/2019 17:51

    We all need to initiate afforestation world wide.

  • Fernanda B.
    08/16/2019 13:04

    Big lie

  • Eddy S.
    08/16/2019 12:45

    The times up for polar bears is long past , just keep changing the deadline , maybe one day you'll get something right , LOL.