The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us. Can Humans Survive?

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May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

Are we in the first act of a mass extinction that will end in the death of millions of plant and animal species across the planet, including us? Proponents of the “sixth extinction” theory believe the answer is yes.

Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming… http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/the-sixth-mass-extinction-is-upon-us-can-humans-survive.html?source=socialflow&account=newsweek&medium=twitter

 

12 MOST AMAZING TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS OF STARS, LANDSCAPES AND URBAN SCENES http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/12-most-amazing-time-lapse-videos-stars-landscapes-and-urban-scenes/page/2/#slide-top

 

 AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/living-in-the-anthropocene-toward-a-new-global-ethos/

 

EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/embracing-the-anthropocene/

 

BUILDING THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/building-the-new-architecture-of-the-ecological-commons/

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

ARCTIC OCEAN ‘ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY – HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS – ARCTIC ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

WHAT MAKES AN ECOSYSTEM ENDANGERED? IUCN’S “RED LIST” CRITERIA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/iucn-red-list-criteria-endangered-ecosystem_n_3244326.html

 

KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

 

 

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

 

 

MORE ON EXTINCTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=EXTINCTION

 

 

 

 

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