The Earth’s wilderness areas will be completely eliminated by the year 2100, according to a disturbing new study.
Despite the importance of wilderness ecosystems on biodiversity, climate, food, shelter, medicine and other vital ecological and evolutionary processes, they are being destroyed at a dangerously rapid rate.
It takes 1,000 years to repopulate a newly planted forest with tree species and it took earth one million years to create a rainforest.
Scientists say that by the end of this century all life on the planet will be at risk of extinction as all wilderness land will be occupied by humans and their corporations.
According to a report by Underground Reporter:
A wilderness twice the size of Alaska has been demolished by modern day practices in less than two decades. That’s 3.3 million kilometers, or a tenth of the world’s entire uncultivated land — simply gone.
A new study published in the journal Current Biology suggests that by the…
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