The Breakdown - 'The Living Planet Report 2018'

There are plenty of opinions regarding the impact of humans on the planet and environment, but the World Wide Fund For Nature says change is happening and it doesn't matter who is to blame.

Extinction rates on Earth are 100-to-1,000 times greater than before humans became a major factor, according to the WWF Living Planet Report

With human population growth since the 1950s, consumption of water, land, energy, paper, and fertilizer has also increased.

Regardless of whether you feel these changes were because of human impact or were inevitable, fewer species mean less diversity among the Earth's biology. Biodiversity is part of what makes all life possible, food possible and the environment stable.

The WWF report says between now and 2020, we may have our last shot as humans to do something about life on earth starting to die off. The detailed report recommends that humans buy sustainable products since companies will follow where the money is spent, support bees and pollinators by not killing them all off just for existing, and teach your children about the interconnected life of biology, specifically, how all things in nature, including humans, play a role in keeping Earth the only known planet in the entire universe capable of supporting life at all.