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)