May 2011- Source: The Ottawa Citizen
Apparently, the reports are now saying that species are not going to go extinct nearly as fast as predicted. The study by Fanglian He, who holds a Canada research chair at the University of Alberta, says there has been an overestimation of the extinction rate, in some case by more than 160 percent. The study concludes that extinctions require greater loss of habitat than previously thought. But other researchers are infuriated as they acknowledge that extinctions vary widely depending on the assumptions and methods used.