Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Sixth Extinction



I stumbled upon this article and it continues to make me think- and challenge the ways we humans live our lives:

The Sixth Extinction by Niles Eldredge

I have this deep conviction that this is the kind of thing I came here to affect- it has something to do with my life purpose.

Such strong feelings arise in me when I think of the human race and how we have impacted our planet.

Take this, for example:

"Agriculture represents the single most profound ecological change 
in the entire 3.5 billion-year history of life. With its invention:

           -humans did not have to interact with other species for survival, 
            and so could manipulate other species for their own use

           -humans did not have to adhere to the ecosystem’s carrying capacity, 
            and so could overpopulate"

We have got to figure out some solutions- worldwide solutions- and fast.

And I intend to be a part of them.

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