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"Which do you think weighs more — human beings and domestic animals, or all the wild vertebrates in the world?"
Here’s another way to see our impact on the biosphere. Which do you think weighs more — human beings and domesticated animals, or all the wild vertebrates in the world? I would have guessed all the vertebrates. Here are the facts: In 2000, the dry mass of humans was about 125 million metric tons. For all domesticated animals, it was 300 million tons. That’s a total of 425 million tons, compared to just 10 million tons for all wild vertebrates. It’s pretty mind-blowing.
"A woman’s chance of being killed by an abuser increases by 700% if he has access to a firearm."
Equally terrifying: “Femicide, the homicide of women, is the leading cause of death in the United States among young African American women aged 15 to 45 years and the seventh leading cause of premature death among women overall.”