Biodiversity Crisis

The UN has announced a biodiversity crisis, stating that:

With species extinctions running at about 1,000 times the “natural” or “background” rate, some biologists contend that we are in the middle of the Earth’s sixth great extinction – the previous five stemming from natural events such as asteroid impacts.

This is actually the “natural” result of man claiming land and water resources (mostly for agricultural purposes) at the expense of other species, as we desperately claim the carrying capacity of other species to extend our own.  We cannot “grow” our way out of this predicament.  It can only lead to our own overshoot and collapse.  This story is just one more canary in the coalmine of industrial civilization.


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