Modern Destruction Of Animal Populations Rivals Extinction Of Dinosaurs, Scientists Warn

Another mass extinction event may be on the way if humans don’t stop killing off all the animals and destroying the environment. Several top experts in the field of evolutionary biology warn that most living species could soon meet their end unless immediate changes are made to avoid triggering a fallout rivaling that of the dinosaurs. One such expert is Sean B. Carroll, Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who worries about the growing number of animal species that are shrinking in population. Wild animals everywhere are disappearing, he says, with current trends suggesting that another large-scale extinction event may be on the horizon.

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