Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Sep
22


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MIT scientists have analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. They have identified ‘thresholds of catastrophe’ in the carbon cycle that, if exceeded, would lead to an unstable environment, and ultimately, mass extinction…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (09-20-2017)

Earth already in midst of sixth mass extinction, scientists say – video report; Guardian UK (07-11-2017)
The scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has reported that the Earth is already in the stages of the sixth mass extinction, which will see the world’s wildlife and plants die out. The research found that species, including those which are not endangered, had reduced in number due to habitation shrinkage, hunting, pollution and climate change…

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says; The New York Times (01-20-2015)

The Sixth Extinction Menaces The Very Foundations Of Culture; Guardian UK (09-05-2012)
Human activity endangers entire species, yet human culture is profoundly rooted in nature. The range of animals and plants threatened by extinction is such that it menaces the foundations of culture as well as the diversity of nature, and what we really lose when we lose a species is: the very meaning of life…

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