It's been awhile since we last saw an extinction story attributed to 'evil capitalist transgressors,' but here you go...right on cue from the lefty media. Along side the Yucatan impact event that did in the dinosaurs comes the sixth mass extinction event: Capitalism's evil use of oil to create and bring products to market has pushed us over the edge. Soon, the entire Earth will be devoid of life, thanks to your love of computers, video games, automobiles, fast food, and other things that affluent western capitalists love. Aren't you ashamed of yourself? Karl Marx, Chairman Mao, and Che Guevara would be very displeased.
But the new threat is man-made, inflicted by habitation loss, over-hunting, over-fishing, the spread of germs and viruses and introduced species, and by climate change caused by fossil-fuel greenhouse gases, says the study.
Evidence from fossils suggests that in the "Big Five" extinctions, at least 75 percent of all animal species were destroyed.