Holocene extinction, The Sixth Extinction?

There have been five great die-offs in history. This time, the cataclysm is us.

Of the many species that have existed on earth—estimates run as high as fifty billion—more than ninety-nine per cent have disappeared. In the light of this, it is sometimes joked that all of life today amounts to little more than a rounding error.

The Sixth Extinction

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