How Bad is the Destruction of the Natural Environment?

As the number of Homo sapiens on this planet approached 8 Billion it is at the expense of the our surviving fauna.

A look at the biomass and numbers puts it in stark relief.

8 Billion humans have a combined mass of just over 300 million tons.

Our farm animals (cows, horses, chickens, pigs, goats, oxen, sheep etc.) have a mass of over 700 million tons.

An estimate of the mass of all the surviving wild animals – from the rhinos, elephants, penguins, chimps, and gorillas to the whales, monkeys and pigeons – comes to around 100 million tons.

How do you think that would have looked a bare two hundred years ago?

What will it look like in two hundred years time?

(Thank you Noah Harari)

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