17 Sep '11, 9pm

European debt crisis and sustainability | Energy Bulletin: European debt crisis and sustainability. by Gail Tver...

European debt crisis and sustainability | Energy Bulletin: European debt crisis and sustainability. by Gail Tver...

What would humans have to do to really live sustainability with the world’s ecosystems? I got a shock when I read about the pattern of species extinctions which is taking place that form a part of what is called the “Sixth Mass Extinction.” It turns out that man’s adverse influence on ecosystems didn’t start a few hundred years ago, when we started using fossil fuels. Instead it started way back, when man was still a hunter-gatherer, and there were fewer than 100,000 people on earth. According to Niles Eldridge , in describing the Sixth Extinction: Phase One began when the first modern humans began to disperse to different parts of the world about 100,000 years ago. Phase Two began about 10,000 years ago when humans turned to agriculture. In this post, I’ll explain a little more about the Sixth Mass Extinction, and how fossil fuel use has contributed to it in recent years....

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