I just stumbled across an old post and comment thread, that I thought some might find worth pondering, so am cross-posting it here.
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Planet's First-Ever Mass-Extinction Precipitated by Humans
Should we be alarmed at the current massive die-offs being noted in the animal and plant kingdoms? After all, new species arise and old species die off all the time. Its just nature taking its course, right? Not necessarily. What’s different about this die-off is that this is the only such event precipitated by a biotic agent: humans. read more
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