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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Species extinction rates
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Comparisons with the rate at which species have disappeared from the planet over a long period of Earth’s history indicate that humans have already increased extinctions levels dramatically. Projections suggest that this rate will take another big leap due to changes over the next 50 years. The bars represent the range of estimates in each case.