Our natural world is being increasingly denatured. There go the animals: extinctions are now up to a thousand times the natural background rate, and between 150 and 200 species become extinct every 24 hours. Watch out, plants: a fifth of your sort, up to 100,000 species, could also soon be extinct. Some 80,000 acres of rainforest vanish off the face of the earth – each day.
November 2010, Issue 437