52% Of The World’s Animals Have Died Off In Just Four Decades

While it is common knowledge that living unsustainably has its consequences, that hasn’t prevented the majority of the world from excessively over consuming its limited resources. A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presents us with a stark reminder of the impact that humans are having on the planet, with statistics repugnant enough to make your heart sink. For quite some time, Natural News has reported on the decline of marine life along the West Coast and other areas, highlighting the dangers of overfishing, the use of harmful pesticides and the consequences from environmental pollution caused by humans. The 2014 Living Planet Report provides us with a bleak overview of those consequences. WWF measured more than 10,000 populations of over 3,000 different species across the globe, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, of all which have declined by a shocking 52% since 1970, according to the report.

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