14 Aug '11, 11am

We've Entered the Age of Mass Extinction: Goodbye Fish and a Whole Lot More

Saturday August 13, 2011, 2:43 pm I still can't find words to say how this makes me feel, how sad and frustrated and angry and ashamed of my species. It comes as no surprise. I read Peter Ward's "The End of Evolution" when it first came out in 1994 or shortly thereafter. I've read so many such warnings for so many years, even before Mr. Ward issued his. In 1992, more than 1,600 senior scientists from 71 countries, including over half of all Nobel Prize winners at that time, issued a document entitled "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." which concluded with these words: "A great change in our stewardship of the Earth and life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated." The two foremost newspapers in the United States, the Washington Post and New York Times, did not report it. Of cour...

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