When you see the life forms in the Earth, then we see billions of human lives but not lives of trees, virus or earthworms. A new study says that the plants are more in number and they make up to 80 percent of all carbon stored in the living creatures.
According to the global census of the footprint on the planet, it said that the humans only make about one ten-thousandth of the life on Earth. They are measured by the dry weight of the carbon which makes the structure of all living things which is known as biomass. The study says that the planets real heavy things are plants. They have outweighed the people by 7,500 to 1, and they consist of about 80 percent of the world’s biomass.
Bacteria which are present in the 13 percent of the world’s biomass, they make up to about 2 percent, and they include Fungi, yeast, mushrooms, and mold. These estimates are said to be not exact, but the real number could be less or more near these estimates.
According to the biology professor James Hanken, who is not the part of the study said, “The fact that the biomass of fungi exceeds that of all animals puts us in our place.” The study shows that humans have an outsized the influence on its more massive fellow creatures. The civilization which has started humans helped cut the total weight of the plants by half and wild mammals by 85 percent.
It shows now the domesticated cattle and pigs who outweigh all the wild mammals by about 14 to 1. The world’s chickens have triple the weight of the wild birds. Milo and colleagues said that the earlier research had looked at biomass for different types of life which have factored in climate, geography, and other environments issues. As per Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, said, “Even though short in numbers, we have managed to throw a lot of sand in the air and mess up a lot of things.”
In order to figure out the biomass of each creature, they have spent nearly 3 years which combines scientific literature. The goal is to see how the life weighs and the way we discover the most abundant protein on the planet.