Species Extinctions Overestimated by 160 Percent?

National Geographic: Global extinction rates may have been overestimated by as much as 160 percent, according to a new analysis. In recent decades numerous studies have predicted that habitat destruction will doom some 20 to 50 percent of Earth's species within 500 years. "By 2050 Warming to Doom Million Species, Study Says.") It's true that many species are still dying off, but the decline is happening at a slower pace than generally feared, according to study co-author Stephen Hubbell, an ecologist at the......

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