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Humans Won’t Survive Next Mass Extinction

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Humans Won’t Survive Next Mass Extinction
Despite populating vast swaths of the planet, and appropriating large amounts natural resources in order to survive, human beings are no more likely to survive a mass extinction event than rare or endangered species, scientists say. A team from the University of Leeds examining the effects of mass extinctions found that widespread species, like humans, are just as likely to become extinct as less populous ones. This contrasts with regular circumstances, where a populous species is more likely to survive than a rare or endangered one. The team of scientists examined the fossil records of vertebrates from the Triassic and
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