Humans represent a fraction of all life on Earth, but are for the destruction of 83 per cent of all mammals and half of our life. This is the analysis of a new study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The ground-breaking report is the first into the of every class of creature and life form on our planet. Lead researcher Professor Ron Milo explained what instigated the research. He said: "I was to find there wasn't already a comprehensive, holistic of all the different components of biomass." He hopes the study will provide, "a on the very dominant that humanity now plays on Earth".
There are 7.6 billion people on Earth, but they represent just 0.01% of all things. Scientists say that is the same as for termites. However, since we began walking on this planet, we have managed to cause the of most of its living species. Humans have also greatly changed the of livestock to wild animals. Today, farmed (mostly chickens) makes up 70% of all birds on the planet, with just 30% of birds being wild. Similarly, 60% of all on Earth are livestock (mostly and pigs), while just 4% are wild animals. Professor Milo hopes people will use his study, "as of their world view [and] of they consume" He said he hopes people will eat less .