The newly released infographic by Distance Learning details the loss of biodiversity and its effect on the possibility of animals threatened by extinction. The details listed provides an accounting of the pollution, deforestation and poaching brought upon by the loss of biodiversity.
The possibility of extinction is a reality for one out of every eight bird species. The mammal species are also threatened by extinction for one out of four of their kind. The marine turtle species has a much higher risk of extinction for six out of every seven.
The infographic states that climate change is a huge factor in the extinction of species. There are certain temperatures animals require in order to survive.
If the world's temperature rises by more than just 3.5 degrees in celsius, 70 percent of the world's known species may face extinction.
Situations that have occurred throughout history have also impacted biodiversity. The Great Potato Famine in Ireland from 1845 to 1852 outlined the importance of genetic variety and biodiversity. Because of the famine in Ireland, their overall population and economy faced devastation. It caused one out of eight people in Irish to die of starvation within three years.
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