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Effects of current lifestyles

Well, one effect is species extinction, see other page. Listed here are more general effects, which again lead to more species extinction ...

About three quarters of the world's original forests destroyed

Earth exploitation costing 4 to 4.5 trillion US dollar per year

Exceeding the world's capacity to regenerate by about 30 per cent

By the mid-2030s we will need the equivalent of two planets to maintain our lifestyles

With current trends, commercial fishing won't be possible any more by 2050

38% of mangrove loss due to shrimp aquacultures

Gallons of ground water being poisoned in Fukushima, for future generations to deal with:

(Unknown "safe" amount of radioactive water released into the Pacific)

Some shark species have been reduced by 99.9 percent due to overfishing

19% of the original area of coral reefs lost

Three quarters of all fish stock is on the brink of collapse

Dams reduced salmon in the Elwha River to less than 1%

80% of major Chinese channels can no longer support fish of any kind

1/4 of Earth's species will be headed for extinction by 2050

In 90 years the ocean's acid concentration will have doubled

May we suggest: Green Tips