Biodiversity Loss: Threat to Life on Earth
Many scientists claim that we are on the brink of the world’s 6th mass extinction. Scientists believe this unique episode will unfold over the next three centuries. This is a unique event because, instead of extinction through huge tectonic shifts in the planet’s continental plates or asteroid crashes, extinction is occurring due to human activity. As an example, the National Geographic predicts that rising temperatures and carbon dioxide emissions
could send more than a million of the planet’s land-dwelling plants and animals to extinction by 2050. Although most people have an opinion on biodiversity, there is a lack
of understanding of the fundamental science of this subject. The book addresses any contemporary problems with nature, specifically biodiversity and solutions for conservation.