Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Sixth Extinction

From WSJ, no less!

Get Ready for the Next Mass Extinction

Is life on planet Earth facing a terminal threat? Elizabeth Kolbert, author of "The Sixth Extinction" sits down with the WSJ's Michael Casey to discuss her years long research into the planet's catastrophic past and whether or not nature is ready to hit the reset button for life on planet Earth.

1 comment:

  1. I think it is dead obvious that the 6th mass extinction is well underway already.

    I've seen published figures of up to 10,000 times the normal rate of extinction is already occuring - all human caused through environmental depletion, habitat destruction, climate change, overfishing, pollution and many other man-made "reasons" - none which can justify the right of one species to destroy all others.

    Irreversible catabolic environmental collapse is occurring very rapidly now. It should already be very, very obvious that there will be no "recovery" for the environment or the biosphere - if this were even remotely possible, it would be evident already (and none exists).

    We are rapidly approaching the point where billions of humans will experience the collapse first-hand when the homo sapien sapien die-off begins.