Thursday, November 18, 2004

16,000 species on verge of extinction;
could we be one of them?

A major new report says 16,000 species stand on the verge of extinction. Meanwhile, an award-winning New Zealand scientist renown for his climate studies of the Antarctic warned that humans could soon be on that list, according to a New Zealand-based news site.

Professor Peter Barrett said, "After 40 years, I'm part of a huge community of scientists who have become alarmed with our discovery, that we know from our knowledge of the ancient past, that if we continue our present growth path, we are facing extinction, not in millions of years, or even millennia, but by the end of this century."

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