Will We Survive? Brilliant Interview With Co-Author of the “Sixth Mass Extinction” Study

Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment

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This multi-university study raised questions about the survival of animals and humans on Earth: Accelerated modern human-induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction. (A mass extinction is defined as the rapid loss of many species of plants and animals.)

Dr. Gerardo Ceballos, co-author of the study, discusses the study with TRNN’s Sharmini Peries Ceballos answers the following questions:

  • How do you know that the current wave of mass extinctions is accelerating?
  • How do you know that human activity is causing the acceleration?
  • Will humans survive the sixth mass extinction?

About Dr. Gerardo Ceballos

Dr. Ceballos is a major figure in global conservation science, carrying out strenuous field work testing ideas in countryside biogeography and doing important theoretical/practical work on the global distributions of mammals and their significance for mammal conservation as well as on global rates of extinction as humanity triggers the sixth great extinction event.  Ceballos also has been responsible for enormous direct contributions to the preservation of the biodiversity of  Mexico — a global “hotspot.”

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  1. for the cln community
    and humanitarians and activists:

    do we allow our sisters
    and brothers to be
    extintincted and genocided?
    lets stand up for our Palestine families,
    what happens to them, happens
    to us in our hearts. we are all related.

    #SaveSusya: Stop the demolition of Palestinian village

    The Israeli military threatens to forcibly remove the Palestinian villagers of Susya from their agricultural lands and subsequently demolish their entire village. We need you to add your voice to the international pressure to help protect Susya.

    The Palestinian community in Susya has been under attack for decades, starting with expulsion in 1986 on the grounds that their lands were an historic and archeologically important area. The Israeli government destroyed their homes, burned their crops and turned their land into a national park. However, the land later accommodated an Israeli settlement with well-built, permanent homes with bright red roofs. Over the years the Israeli settlements on this once archeologically protected land expanded and now surround the Palestinian village.

    Meanwhile many of the Palestinian farmers in Susya live in networks of low tents and other structures like sheep pens and chicken coops close to their original land. There are no public utilities like water or electricity for this community. All water must be purchased, stored in water tanks and carefully rationed out. There are segregated Palestinian roads to get around – sometimes they may need to drive nearly 30 miles to get somewhere that is only five minutes away by a direct path.

    Grassroots International’s partner, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, has been organizing with the families in Susya for years, and recently put out a call for international solidarity actions. We urge you to join us in taking up their cause to protect their grazing land, access to water, olive trees, homes, history and self-determination. Together we can build international support to #SaveSusya!

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