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    All life on Earth, in one staggering chart

    All life on Earth, in one staggering chart: "Scientists estimated the mass of all life. Itís mind boggling."

    What youíll see below is a kind of tower of life. Each large block of this tower represents a gigaton of life, and the blocks are grouped into broad kingdoms. There are the protists (think microscopic life like amoebae), archaea (single-celled organisms somewhat similar to bacteria), fungi (mushrooms and other types of fungus), bacteria (youíre familiar with these, right?), plants, and animals.

    As you can see, plants dominate our world. If the tower of life were an office building, plants would be the main tenants, taking up dozens of floors. Comparatively, all the animals in the world ó seen in gray in the tower ó are like a single retail shop (a trendy one, to be sure) on the ground floor.




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    It is amazing. Itís also amazing in my opinion that one species can impact and harm so much.
    Every hour more than 11,000 sharks are killed by humans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chloe View Post
    It is amazing. It’s also amazing in my opinion that one species can impact and harm so much.
    Well, then, you'll like this one, too, Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals.
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    For those who are on a plant based diet, there should always be plenty to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpster View Post
    For those who are on a plant based diet, there should always be plenty to eat.
    Due at least in part to the skyrocketing levels of CO2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Pure conjecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    Pure conjecture.
    How so?
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    That's such a wild statement, the boredom of proof is totally yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    That's such a wild statement, the boredom of proof is totally yours.
    Pass the buck, huh.

    All I know is it's a scientific estimation based on scientific fact. I was just wondering why you reject that.
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    Well, we don't know how much life there is on earth or how many wild mammals we've "destroyed", by which I presume you mean made extinct. The remark is factual sounding but too political to accept, at least by me.

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