26 Sep '11, 8pm

'eXtinction' film tackles species loss issue with art

'eXtinction' film tackles species loss issue with art

One of the least-discussed environmental issues of the current era is the mass extinction of plants, animals, insects and other forms of life on Earth. Peak oil, dwindling clean water supplies, recycling /garbage, and transportation get far more coverage and debate at dinner parties and front pages. Maybe it’s because human beings are inherently such a selfish species, and the latter issues affect us more directly, but there aren’t many people making a fuss about rapidly disappearing plant and animal species outside of animal advocacy organizations. At this point, we have no idea how these losses will impact us or the planet, only that they are happening; and as the famous poster reminds us, "Extinct is Forever." It is likely that the plants, animals and insects that we are losing because of habitat destruction, global warming and hunting not only have the right to exist, ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/extinct...

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