I object to Doug Jones's characterization of the past 100,000 years. It is true that wild mammal biomass is only 1/6 of what it was before the Anthropocene. But total mammal biomass is four times what it was. As far as TEAM MAMMAL biomass is concerned, we have been excellent player-coaches. Doug Jones: 7 Billion | Logarithmic History 'The biomass of wild mammals (terrestrial and marine) is only about 1/6 of what it was before humans came on the scene, and total plant biomass is about ½ of what it was before humans, largely as a result of deforestation...

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