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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/plant-species-have-been-disappearing-500-times-faster-normal-thanks-humans-180972394/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium

The disappearance of plant species fits into a broader wave of extinctions caused by human activity. For years, scientists have warned that our planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction, akin to the prehistoric events that wiped out dinosaurs and early marine creatures. A United Nations-backed report this May found that up to one million species could die off in the near future.