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Key Insights From:
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
- Humans have shaped their environment with an unprecedented force and speed.
- Reefs are epicenters of biodiversity, and large swaths of them are dying out.
- CO2 levels and thus global temperatures have not been this high in 15 million years.
- The constant flow of organisms into new environments has recreated the original supercontinent Pangaea in some fashion.
- Humanity will likely be not only the cause but a victim in the Sixth Extinction if it doesn’t start taking ecological concerns more seriously.
- There’s a frozen zoo hidden away in vaults to preserve the genetic material of endangered and extinct species.