Joining the more than 99 percent of the more than 5 billion species that ever lived on Earth that are now extinct.
Given that 86 percent of the estimated 10 million to 15 million species on the planet, this seems a rash prediction. Sartore may also want to explain how we've managed to get along with all those others as well.“We're on track to lose half of all species by the end of the century,” Sartore says. “And it's folly to think that we can lose half of everything else but that people will be just fine. It's not going to work that way. As these species go, so do we.”