Evidence mounts that we're in midst of mass extinction event
It's difficult to follow the literature right now in ecology without feeling like you need a drink. Pretty much wherever you look there's bad news, and it just keeps coming. It all seems to point to one thing: we're living in the middle of a mass extinction, and we're almost certainly the cause. The irony, if such a word should be used, is that the planet has only just emerged from a mass extinction at the end of the last ice age.
Biodiversity: Don’t feel helpless in face of global change