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So excited to dive into this months top pick for book club. 🤓📖🐛 #keylargobookclub #bookwormsunite #thesixthextinction

From the New York Times, 7/11/17, by Tatiana Sclossberg (read the entire article at: https://nyti.ms/2va4GaE)

From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.
The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, calls the current decline in animal populations a “global epidemic” and part of the “ongoing sixth mass extinction” caused in large measure by human destruction of animal habitats. The previous five extinctions were caused by natural phenomena.
Gerardo Ceballos, a researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, acknowledged that the study is written in unusually alarming tones for an academic research paper. “It wouldn’t be ethical right now not to speak in this strong language to call attention to the severity of the problem,” he said.
Dr. Ceballos emphasized that he and his co-authors, Paul R. Ehrlich and Rodolfo Dirzo, both professors at Stanford University, are not alarmists, but are using scientific data to back up their assertions that significant population decline and possible mass extinction of species all over the world may be imminent, and that both have been underestimated by many other scientists.
They found that about 30 percent of all land vertebrates — mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians — are experiencing declines and local population losses. In most parts of the world, mammal populations are losing 70 percent of their members because of habitat loss.
In particular, they cite cheetahs, which have declined to around 7,000 members; Borneo and Sumatran orangutans, of which fewer than 5,000 remain; populations of African lions, which have declined by 43 percent since 1993; pangolins, which have been “decimated”; and giraffes, whose four species now number under 100,000 members.
#TheSixthExtinction #ExtinctionSymbol #ThisIsTheWorldDestruction #YourLifeAintNothing

"If you want to think about why humans are so dangerous to other species, you can picture a poacher in Africa carrying an AK-47 or a logger in the Amazon gripping an ax, or, better still, you can picture yourself, holding a book on your lap." -#elizabethkolbert #thesixthextinction
Finished this book several months ago, but after watching Tarzan (the Disney animated version) with the fam last night, it felt like a good time to post about it. Y'all, humans are close to killing off TWO-THIRDS of all wildlife in just 50 YEARS. Google it! We need to debunk this mythical notion that climate change is a hoax. And while we like to coin phrases like "Save the Earth!" it's not the earth we should be worried about. The earth has undergone five major extinctions, and humans could be responsible for the sixth. I'm sure Earth could survive a sixth extinction. Humans—on the other hand—can't. So to keep a long rant from becoming any longer, I highly recommend this book! It was a fascinating read and not only serves as a cautionary tale, but also gave me great appreciation for the complexity of this planet and the creatures that inhabit it (humans included). We are an exceptional species whose talents shine brightest when channeled into a greater good. 🙌🏼

Just finished. Guys, humans are horrible
#oversimplification #butreallythough #thesixthextinction #readit

We're celebrating #EarthDay by reading some of these books outside today! #yeahthatbn #bnbuzz #naomiklein #thesixthextinction

This book is chilling. Just finished chapter one. If not stopped, when we are all gone, all the future may see of us are our pennies and the pebbles among which the coins hide.
#thesixthextinction #elizabethkolbert #canyouseethepennyinthepicture
#hiding #isthisourlegacy

A good reference and an interesting read. #inspiration #thesixthextinction #elizabethkolbert #mournthemastodon

"We in the U.S. have such a huge responsibility. We have a role to play in the world. One of the many unfair things is that the people who are feeling the first effects of climate change are the ones who have contributed least to it." Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction. Read the full interview in our latest issue, townvibe.com/Berkshire. Photo: @jochat #thesixthextinction #climatechange #environment @williamscollege @nicholechanel @townvibe


Somehow this book is both alarming and reassuring.
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#thesixthextinction #elizabethkolbert #bookstagram

"People have to have hope. I have to have hope. It's what keeps us going."
Don't think that your actions are irrelevant. It's better than none. Even choosing to use less plastic, minimizing water use, buying only what you need, and many other things you do each day to help Mother Earth. Continue to hope that with our small actions, we'll make a difference.

#environmentconservation #respectnature #thesixthextinction #elizabethkolbert #anthropoceneisreal #hopeforenvironment

Have had these three books in my reading list too long and haven't had any chance to buy it. Fortunately this guy with his alacrity brought all of it from the Country he is staying right now for work, Japan. These books gave him some brand new perspective in how we perceive things all around us and how to better conduct oneself in accordance, hopefully same goes to me. Thanks @ihsan.hanif.m , really appreciate it ! P.S he also brought something really inappropriate for the others. #thesixthextinction #hownottobewrongthepowerofmathematicalthinking #thevitalquestion

|en+ru| Shocking book about the present era of the sixth extinction, the catalyst of which is humanity. Elizabeth Kolbert "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History". For realists interested in ecology and sustainable development. For everyone who cares.
На днях я закончила читать серьезную нон-фикшн книгу, после которой пессимисты впадут в депрессию, оптимисты скажут, что не так уж все печально, а пофигисты... ну, тут все ясно. "Шестое вымирание: неестественная история" Элизабет Колберт. Реалисты, эта книга для вас! Для тех, кто задумается: "А что могу сделать (или не сделать) Я уже сегодня? Где сфера МОЕЙ ответственности в этом вопросе?"
Книга о том, что сейчас мы живем в эпоху «шестого вымирания», катализатором запуска которой стали сами. О том, что массовое исчезновение видов не стоит недооценивать, так как в экосистеме все взаимосвязано. И о том, что человечество тоже всего лишь вид, а значит... догадайтесь сами.
Американская журналистка, колумнист журнала The New Yorker, автор нескольких книг о глобальных проблемах пишет об экологии и устойчивом развитии. Во время работы над «Шестым вымиранием» побывала почти на всех континентах, посещала научные базы в тропиках Амазонии и на островах Большого Барьерного Рифа, участвовала в сеансе УЗИ суматранского носорога и собирала трупы летучих мышей в пещерах на севере США. В основе работы шокирующие, но обьективные научные данные, цифры и многолетние исследования, так что лауреатом Пулитцеровской премии она стала не зря.
Просто одна цитата: "Если вы знаете, что искать, то обнаружите следы вымирания и у себя на заднем дворе».
Кто читал, как вам?
P.S. Фотки с Тая с динозаврами неожиданно пригодились😊

Downtown under smokey skies in the wack with old friends and family. #downtime #firesofBC #roslynmuir #thebirdwatcher #thesixthextinction #loveinthesixth #womeninfilm

#Educators: happy #bookloversday, from our overflowing bookshelves to yours. 📚💕

"우리에게 주어진 현재라는 이 놀라운 순간에 의도하지는 않더라도 어떤 진화의 길이 열릴지 어떤 길이 영원히 닫힐지를 결정하고 있다 아주 불편한 역사와 진실이 현재도 진향중이다,,
호모사피엔스의 움작임이 지구상의 식물 생물들을 멸종시키고 그 체계를 바꾸고 있는중...
호모사피엔스가 여섯번째 멸종을
일으킬것이며 동시에 멸종의 희생양이
될것이다"-#여섯번째대멸종 읽고서으시시하다#엘리자베스콜버트
#hongdaeburrito#hongdaetaco#koreataco#koreaburrito #홍대부리또 #홍대타코#산울림소극장 #고수#홍대#맛집#홍대맛집#맛점#맛스타그램#먹스타그램#맛집#부리또#타코맛집 #부리또맛집 #1인운영 #타코#하바네로#타코부리또#케사디아

We did this. #Life 🌎🌊🌱 #bookworm #thesixthextinction #reading

In der Zukunft wird man erkannt haben, dass "Das sechste Sterben" von Elizabeth Kolbert eins der wichtigsten Bücher unserer Zeit ist (war). #thesixthextinction #elizabethkolbert #buch #book #dassechstesterben @suhrkampverlag

#climatechange #ecology #science #politics #pollution #environment #IPCC #environmentalscience #greatbarrierreef #nature #conservation #thesixthextinction #anthropocene #holocene #co2 #cleanenergy
Once ecosystem services start to break down—which they have already started to—due to loss of biodiversity and changes to the climate, etc. then humans are impacted.

In response to an article by The Conversation "Another attack on the Bureau, but top politicians have stopped listening to climate change denial”. Read the full article on www.informationandtheuniverse.com

books count as souvenirs right? i got this gem from the Natural History Museum!! so excited to read it #books #bookstagram #smithsonianmuseum #washingtondc #bookpic #thesixthextinction

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