Earth Day + 2

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“We are one brief generation in the long march of time; the future is not ours to erase.”

from the Declaration of Interdependence

At this time, we are living through the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction.

“So what is the Sixth Extinction? When is it coming? And what is its cause? “It’s the next annihilation of vast numbers of species. It is happening now, and we, the human race, are its cause,” explains Dr. Richard Leakey, the world’s most famous paleoanthropologist. Every year, between 17,000 and 100,000 species vanish from our planet, he says. “For the sake of argument, let’s assume the number is 50,000 a year. Whatever way you look at it, we’re destroying the Earth at a rate comparable with the impact of a giant asteroid slamming into the planet, or even a shower of vast heavenly bodies.

from: http://www.mysterium.com/extinction.html

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