30 Nov '15, 1pm

'Racing Extinction' sounds the alarm on Earth's disappearing species

Raising awareness and outrage about dolphin slaughter in Japan, “The Cove” succeeded in saving thousands of dolphins. Now filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens have teamed up on an even more ambitious documentary that aims to do the same for endangered species and their disappearing habitats. “Racing Extinction,” which had a theatrical run in 10 cities this fall, will premiere to a wider audience on Dec. 2 to draw global attention to the biodiversity clock, which is ticking down — and only we have the power to stop it. “The coral reefs will be dissolved because of fossil fuels by the end of this century. Twenty-five percent of the species in the oceans live on coral reefs . They will be gone. Half of the species on the planet might be gone in the next 90 years. That, to me, is unconscionable,” says Psihoyos, founder of the nonprofit Ocean Preservation Societ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/racing-e...

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