Book Suggests That as a Result of Our Environmental Actions, We Are Contemplating Our Own Extinction
Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in a new geological era—one that will not be pleasant, according to public ethics professor Clive Hamilton's "Defiant Earth."
Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution movement is prolonging the Vermont senator's legacy; we should be more concerned with the decline in wild animal populations, not solely with extinction; meanwhile, a journalist delves into the reasons behind the explosion of the bottled water business. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Nowhere is the process of destabilization more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa, in places where it is possible to doubt that civilization will ever return.
Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rain forest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.
Scientists say increasing human impacts on habitat are combining with climate change to put serious survival stresses on species and ecosystems.
Human-induced climate change adds to threats vertebrates face from hunting and habitat loss, as researchers warn that modern extinction rates are exceptionally high.
New research warns that the survival of a sizeable proportion of life on Earth is in doubt as fossil fuel emissions push up global temperatures.
The biggest extinction ever known on Earth resulted from the oceans turning acidic because of an increase in CO2, the main gas driving human-caused climate change today.