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EXTINCTION
FOR DUMMIES

is a brief summary of

Rainforests Biodiversity
Scale Of Destruction

The Number One Issue Facing Humanity

by Mark Elsis and the staff of LOVEARTH.net

At our current rate of mass species extinctions due to Rainforests destruction
The Omega point for Homo Sapiens
will occur between 2012 - 2016


Dear Citizen of Earth                  May 1, 2000

The most important piece of Rainforests Destruction information to understand is this: If no action is taken, between 2012 and 2016 the land area of virgin Rainforests will go below the critical built-in natural safeguard threshold providence of 10% virgin Rainforests area with its 50% species remaining. We must awaken in time and not let our shortsighted devastation to the web of life go past this natural threshold.

This issue of mass species extinctions due to the manmade ecological disaster of Rainforests destruction is the number one issue facing humanity. We are but a strand in the fabric of life, all intricately interdependent on one another. And yet here we are, in the mere geological blink of an eye, eroding the very foundation of our own existence with mass species extinctions. We may now have as little as 5 years to create the awareness to completely stop Rainforests destruction before the momentum brings us through our Omega Point. The Omega Point is the point in time, when all of the devastation we have inflicted over the years to our life support ecosystems finally becomes too much and they irreversibly fail, no longer able to sustain Homo Sapiens. What this translates into for our future generations is an increasingly nightmarish slippery slope to extinction.

For the solutions to stop Rainforests destruction to manifest themselves, you must first completely know the true severity of the Rainforests devastation and mass species extinctions. As soon as you understand the full extent of the destruction with the repercussion to Homo sapiens being the probability of extinction, the solutions will pour out of you. You will do all you can to bring awareness to this, the number one issue facing humanity.

Rainforests Biodiversity Scale Of Destruction shows in an easy to understand way the exact scale of annihilation we humans are doing to the Rainforests. Over a 37 year span it shows year by year what percentage of Virgin Rainforests Area and what percentage of Rainforests Species remain. It also shows what percentage of species are going extinct per year and how many are going extinct per day. You will find it useful to help yourself and others toward the transformation we so desperately need to stop this 6th mass extinction. Share this with as many people as possible.

This scale is based on the 25 million square kilometers of Rainforests that once covered our beautiful Earth and the current rate of deforestation, 227,500 square kilometers per year. The amount of virgin Rainforst area that is being destroyed by humanity this year alone is equal to the land area of all the following states put together: Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Maryland and South Carolina. This is almost the size of the United Kingdom.

All the numbers are computations from many sources including satellite imagery, World Resources Institute, Friends of the Earth, the United Nations and most recently the Woods Hole Research Center. This scale also takes into account, that if the current trends were to continue, we would peak at 250,000 square kilometers per year in the period from 2005 to 2010 and then would begin to fall simply because not enough Rainforests would remain to sustain such high declines.

The virgin Rainforests are home to 61.8% of all the biological diversity on Earth. In this, the richest environment for life, we are destroying a land area which is equivalent to the size of the city of Tokyo Japan ( 240 square miles ) every day. This equals 6417 acres per hour, 107 acres per minute or 1.78 acres per second.

As of today, May 1, 2000 there are 5.86 million square kilometers left or 23.43% of virgin Rainforests area, with 57.46% of Rainforests species remaining. Every day an average of 560 Rainforest species will go extinct. This equals one species extinction every 2 minutes and 33 seconds. You are the future generation. It is up to you, please help stop this today.

Read The Full Study:
Rainforests Biodiversity Scale Of Destruction


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