Greenpeace Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore responds: 'Wilson also states that 50,000 species are going extinct every year. Apparently they don’t have any Latin names. They go extinct in a computer model. We have named about 1.7million species, half of which are insects. Wilson says there are probably 50 million so he puts that number in his computer model. Then, using the theory of Island Biogeography, which states that if an island in the sea is reduced to 10% of its area then 50% of its species will die off (simple food chain energetics) he assumes that our fragmentation of the landscape is the same as islands in the sea. When he runs his model it spits out 50,000 extinctions per year."
Greenpeace Co-Founder Slams Species Extinction Scare Study as proof of how ‘peer-review process has become corrupted’ – Study ‘greatly underestimate the rate new species can evolve’ - Moore: 'I quit my life-long subscription to National Geographic when they published a similar 'sixth mass extinction' article in February 1999'