HOUSTON, Tx. — It’s scary to think about wasting time online without there being absolutely adorable animal videos to watch. But if current trends continue, our furry friends may only be left online.
The World Wide Fund for Nature’s Living Planet Index says the planet’s animal population has been cut in half in the last forty years. They say it is because people have been killing too many animals for food and destroying their habitats.
The drop amongst animals living in rivers, lakes and wetlands is the direst: 76 percent of freshwater wildlife has disappeared. Marine species and land animals each dropped 39 percent.
Bottom line is that it hurts the bottom line, too.
Diminished ocean life, for example, will lead to billions of dollars in losses, which, we suppose is no big deal if we kill the planet first.