Thousands of animal species are in rapid and dangerous decline.  A new study, published this week in PNAS, called the decline a “global epidemic” and part of an “ongoing sixth mass extinction”.

The cause of this sixth mass extinction? The destruction by humans of habitat for these species. (FYI: The previous five extinctions were not anthropogenic in nature.)

This new normal is not normal. Indeed, it’s incredibly frightening.

Today is the 13th of July, 2017.

It’s not a normal Thursday.

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