Extinction Quotes

Extinction Quotes by Don DeLillo, Marco Pantani, Peter Diamandis, George Monbiot, Noam Chomsky, David Attenborough and many others.

This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature. – Murray (WN 285)
I’m quite mad by nature, and it’s my craziness that has saved me from extinction.
Marco Pantani
I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems – climate crisis, species extinction, water and energy shortage – we surely do. But ultimately we knock them down.
Food production is ripping the living world apart. Fishing and farming are, by a long way, the greatest cause of extinction and loss of the diversity and abundance of wildlife. Farming is a major cause of climate breakdown, the biggest cause of river pollution and a hefty source of air pollution.
There is good reason to believe that we have already entered the Sixth Extinction, a period of destruction of species on a massive scale, comparable to the Fifth Extinction 65 million years ago, when three-quarters of the species on earth were destroyed, apparently by a huge asteroid.
One in eight plant species face extinction.
No move towards the extinction of the passion between the sexes has taken place in the five or six thousand years that the world has existed.
Today, due to the massive Chinese population transfer, the nation of Tibet truly faces the threat of extinction, along with its unique cultural heritage of Buddhist spirituality.
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
I cannot concur with those who advocate saving gorillas from extinction by killing and capturing more free-living individuals only to exhibit them in confinement.
Humanity is creating an extinction event that will make every war ever fought a footnote to history. We belong to the only generation in history that can turn this around – we’re one step away from greatness or the biggest disaster since the meteor wiped out the dinosaurs.
Government, like any other organism, refuses to acquiesce in its own extinction. This refusal, of course, involves the resistance to any effort to diminish its powers and prerogatives.
China cares about its reputation and doesn’t want to be known as the nation whose preferences drove the extinction of elephants.
No one can say how long the process of human extinction might take, but as it proceeds, the same global order will prevail that always prevails: rich nations will find ways to protect themselves and make themselves comfortable, while the poor nations and the poor people of the planet will suffer.
Cultures have gone down and rebuilt again and I’m sure we’re all facing the same level of extinction.
The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.
If our extinction proceeds slowly enough to allow a moment of horrified realization, the doers of the deed will likely be quite taken aback on realizing that they have actually destroyed the world. Therefore I suggest that if the Earth is destroyed, it will probably be by mistake.
There are certain prehistoric things that swim beyond extinction.
We have a planet that is at risk, where resources don’t have a permanent life. We are going to have to make the decision: are we going to survive or are we waiting for our extinction? One day we will wake up and find people are fighting not for oil but water.
Amidst the vicissitudes of the earth’s surface, species cannot be immortal, but must perish, one after another, like the individuals which compose them. There is no possibility of escaping from this conclusion.
What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That’s 73,000 a year. This culture is oblivious to their passing, feels entitled to their every last niche, and there is no roll call on the nightly news.
What is the extinction of a condor to a child who has never seen a wren?
Robert Pyle
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
The buffaloes are gone.
And those who saw the buffaloes are gone.
We are killing life on Earth, we’re in the sixth mass extinction event and it’s possible that human beings will go extinct. We’re in a culture that doesn’t want you to think about that.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Only sometimes you can’t feel anything about a subject without hypothesizing its extinction.
We’ll lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 than we’ve lost in the last 65 million years. If we don’t find answers to these problems, we’re gonna be victims of this extinction event that we’re at fault for.
We’ve made some heroic efforts, but the Earth as a whole is in worse shape today than 30 years ago, … There’s been 30 more years of greenhouses gases, species extinctions and population growth.
If we are to save humanity and the planet from the worst mass extinction of all time, worse even than that at the end of the Permian, we must stop at two degrees.
So science alone cannot solve this problem [mass extinction of humans]. It’s something that we can only tackle by bringing science together with culture, economics, and even politics.
After all, if you have the majority of customers, then what you do becomes the standard. Your competitors have little choice but to follow. If you are the leader, then having a nonstandard infrastructure is a bad idea. Ultimately, it leads to extinction.
Douglas Gwyn
As long as a branch of science offers an abundance of problems, so long it is alive; a lack of problems foreshadows extinction or the cessation of independent development.
The extinction rate is so huge now, we’re to the stage where we’ve got to set up recombinant ecologies. There are no longer enough species left, anywhere, to hold the system together.
The threat of extinction is more real than many realise. And the damage done to elephants directly leads to destruction of the ecosystem.
In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.
The short-lived self, teetering on the edge of extinction, is the only thing that can ever really matter.
A decade down the line, I don’t want to sit back and think that I didn’t do anything to stop disasters like the extinction of certain species.
Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
why are so many religious people arguing about the origin of the species but so few concerned about the extinction of the species?
The money to be made is clearly more important than the extinctions we cause, including our own.
Guy R. McPherson
I would want us to start our quest to survive mass extinction by rethinking how we build cities. Cities should be commonplaces of production, rather than consumption – they should be producing food, and fuel.
Hundreds of species are facing extinction due to human impacts on the environment.
No historian can take part with–or against–the forces he has to study. To him even the extinction of the human race should merely be a fact to be grouped with other vital statistics.
My happiest hours are those in which I think nothing, want nothing, when I do not even dream, but lose myself in some spurious vegetable torpor, moss growing on the surface of life. Without a trace of bitterness I savour my absurd awareness of being nothing, a mere foretaste of death and extinction.
You are too much concerned with past and future. It is all due to your longing to continue, to protect yourself against extinction. And as you want to continue, you want others to keep you company, hence your concern with their survival. But what you call survival is but the survival of a dream.
We are in the midst of the 6th largest extinction event in the history of the plant and the first caused by human action.
The extinctions ongoing worldwide promise to be at least as great as the mass extinction that occurred at the end of the age of dinosaurs.
Our people still need support. Support us through writing your government officials. We are still on the verge of extinction, with continued injustices brought against us.
An established company which, in an age demanding innovation, is not able to innovation, is doomed to decline and extinction.
Just one Bush justice on the court means left-wingers might have to start actually winning votes for their wacky ideas; a prescription for liberal extinction.
Jay Severin
Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. … Everything science has taught me-and continues to teach me-strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
The whole earth, perpetually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world, the extinction of evil, the death of death.
If global extinction is to be avoided, woman must unite and come to terms with their destiny.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute propertyeither as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
To follow art for the sake of being a great man, and therefore to cast about continually for some means of achieving position or attracting admiration, is the surest way of ending in total extinction.
Given the incredible power of these new technologies, shouldn’t we be asking how we can best coexist with them? And if our own extinction is a likely, or even possible, outcome of our technological development, shouldn’t we proceed with great caution?
The UN has given us until 2020 to change the course of humanity. If that doesn’t happen human extinction in my children‘s lifetime is a possibility.
With ‘Extinction Machine,’ I wanted to start some conversations about whether we’re alone in the universe and what that might mean.
One of the laws of paleontology is that an animal which must protect itself with thick armour is degenerate. It is usually a sign that the species is on the road to extinction.
If I had a soul I sold it for pretty words If I had a body I used it up spurting my essence Allen Ginsberg warns you dont follow my path to extinction
Science devises ever bloodier means of war until humanity’s powers of destruction overcome our powers of creation and our civilisation drives itself to extinction.
The secrets of evolution are death and time-the deaths of enormous numbers of lifeforms that were imperfectly adapted to the environment; and time for a long succession of small mutations.
No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.
For the complete extinction of the state, complete Communism is necessary.
Life is a copiously branching bush, continually pruned by the grim reaper of extinction, not a ladder of predictable progress.
The fate of the vast majority of species on this planet has been extinction, eventually.
And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.
We’re handing them [young people & future generations] a climate system which is potentially out of their control. We’re in an emergency: you can see what’s on the horizon over the next few decades with the effects it will have on ecosystems, sea level and species extinction
This is not a matter of weapons. We are hopeful for God’s help. The real matter is the extinction of America. And, God willing, it will fall to the ground.
All scientists agree that evolution has occurred – that all life comes from a common ancestry, that there has been extinction, and that new taxa, new biological groups, have arisen. The question is, is natural selection enough to explain evolution? Is it the driver of evolution?
Cheetah genes cooperate with cheetah genes but not with camel genes, and vice versa. This is not because cheetah genes, even in the most poetic sense, see any virtue in the preservation of the cheetah species. They are not working to save the cheetah from extinction like some molecular World Wildlife Fund.
How fascinating is death, the extinction of life. One moment here and the next gone. The light put out and only the empty bag of the body left.
The technical definition of the Holocene has to do with the extinction of a snail species in Sicily.
Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions: Either it’s going to become multiplanetary, or it’s going to remain confined to one planet and eventually there’s going to be an extinction event.
America has faced much more difficult times, including potential national extinction, without flinching.
Its haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.
As long as we are a single-planet species, we are vulnerable to extinction by a planetwide catastrophe, natural or self-induced. Once we become a multiplanet species, our chances to live long and prosper will take a huge leap skyward.
If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights will be of no meaning, because then we will have the equality of extinction.
Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
We’re not just being dramatic talking about a human extinction – that’s the pathway we’re on. We have to look at the bigger picture. If your child had cancer and it was unlikely they were going to survive, you’d do everything in your power to fight it.
Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.
In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches.
Transcendence is the only real alternative to extinction. This is serious. This may be the ultimate final exam.
It’s a fair guess that at the rate we’re destroying habitat, especially but not exclusively in the tropics, we’re pushing to extinction about one species every hour. That doesn’t count the species whose populations are being reduced so greatly that diversity within the population is essentially gone.
Something bad happened on both Mars with its dried-up watercourses and Venus with its runaway greenhouse effect. Could something bad happen on Earth too? Our species currently turns row upon row of environmental knobs, without much regard to long-term consequences.
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
Each time one of the medicine men dies, it’s as if a library has burned down.
Mark Plotkin
We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
All life pulsates in time to the Earth and our artificial fields cause abnormal reactions in all organismsIncreasing electropollution could set in motion irreversible changes leading to our extinction.
The fate of hundreds of thousands of species on this planet may be decided in the next decade. To slow the rush to extinction, we need to achieve real, substantive political power, and we need to get there fast.
If mankind is to escape its programmed self-extinction the God who saves us will not descend from the machine: he will rise up again in the human soul.
The public image of dinosaurs is tainted by extinction. It’s hard to accept dinosaurs as a success when they are all dead. But the fact of ultimate extinction should not make us overlook the absolutely unsurpassed role dinosaurs played in the history of life.
America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction.
I think that people get outraged over things. I think what we really need is a kind of borderline extinction level event to get people back to caring about what really matters.
It is even harder to realize that this present universe has evolved from an unspeakably unfamiliar early condition, and faces a future extinction of endless cold or intolerable heat. The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless.
No one knows the diversity in the world, not even to the nearest order of magnitude. … We don’t know for sure how many species there are, where they can be found or how fast they’re disappearing. It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
The mountain gorilla faces grave danger of extinction – primarily because of the encroachments of native man upon its habitat – and neglect by civilized man, who does not conscientiously protect even the limited areas now allotted for the gorilla’s survival.
Mass extinctions may not threaten distant futures, but they are decidedly unpleasant for species caught up in the throes of their power.
Shouldn’t the cascades of extinction and rapid planetary warming register in our literature?
During cycles long anterior to the creation of the human race, and while the surface of the globe was passing from one condition to another, whole races of animals-each group adapted to the physical conditions in which they lived-were successively created and exterminated.
Everywhere in science the talk is of winners, patents, pressures, money, no money, the rat race, the lot; things that are so completely alien … that I no longer know whether I can be classified as a modern scientist or as an example of a beast on the way to extinction.
Vaccines don’t cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction.
I did say, at Chicago, in my speech there, that I do wish to see the spread of slavery arrested and to see it placed where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction.
All of humanity is in peril of extinction if each one of us does not dare, now and henceforth, always to tell only the truth, and all the truth, and to do so promptly – right now.
The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.
Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction, many species were spreading, and there were many diseases.
We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals.
All geologic history is full of the beginning and the ends of species-of their first and last days; but it exhibits no genealogies of development.
Many troubled Midwestern towns are grasping for ways to fend off decline and, in some cases, extinction.
On an overcrowded planet where more species slip toward extinction every day, should one species have the right to multiply and consume at will, even as it nudges others to oblivion?
Thomas French
Protecting eagles from the threat of extinction is a conservation success story that we must prudently safeguard for future generations to come.
What I would say is that in its first iteration, Extinction Rebellion is really about democracy, by calling in for these new democratic forms for people to have their power. And frankly, in many countries of the world, democracy is in just absolute shambles.
This fundamental subject of Natural Selection will be treated at some length in the fourth chapter; and we shall then see how Natural Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character.
Evolution crawls to imperfection. It ends in extinction.
Gregory Keyes
The passenger pigeon, the golden toad, the Caspian tiger: they are all gone, and other species hang by a thread. Our actions are not merely driving other species to extinction: we threaten our own survival, too, by destabilising ecosystems and destroying biodiversity.
I did not set out to explain the extinction of the dinosaurs. I’m a particle physicist, and I was actually thinking about dark matter along with some collaborators.
The folly of war is that it can have no natural end except in the extinction an entire people.
Humans regard animals as worthy of protection only when they are on the verge of extinction.
In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
Extinction catches Man by surprise because no one can even imagine that such a catastrophe can happen to an intelligent species.
We find ourselves heading fully into an era of mass extinction.
The church must acclimate to a changing world, or she will destine herself to irrelevance or even extinction. …One of those dramatic changes in our environment is the shift from words to images. To do church in a way that is entirely text driven is the kiss of death.
All this I bear, for, what I seek, I know: Peace, peace is what I seek, and public calm: Endless extinction of unhappy hates.
In the area of national security, I urge the swift passage of an anti-terrorism law that will protect rather than subvert, enhance rather than weaken, the rights and liberties that terrorism precisely threatens with extinction.
Why fight the ‘natural’ (oh, weaselly word!) order of things? Why? Because of this–one fine day, a purely predatory world shall consume itself. In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
To drive to extinction something He has created is wrong. He has a purpose for everything… We Christians have a responsibility to take the lead in caring for the earth.
The diversity of life on Earth, generally, is astonishing. But despite those large numbers, it’s also important to recognize that every species, one way or another, is vulnerable to extinction. And in our time on Earth… our impact on the diversity of life has been profound.
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
By 1914, the royal families of Europe were inbred to the point of pantomine. You feel about them as you do about koalas. Nothing so stupid has any right to exist on the planet. On the other hand, they are rather cute, and in grave danger of extinction due to their specialised needs.
If enough species are extinguished, will the ecosystems collapse, and will the extinction of most other species follow soon afterward? The only answer anyone can give is: possibly. By the time we find out, however, it might be too late. One planet, one experiment.
Egypt is home to the largest Christian population in the Middle East, largely because they’ve been persecuted to brink of extinction everywhere else in the region.
A species may eat a particular bacterium, phytoplankton, smaller fish, or plant in an area. Lacking a predator, these species/populations will overgrow and alter the area’s biology, overwhelming and driving to extinction dozens or hundreds or thousands of other local species.
One can live with the thought of one’s own death. It is the thought of the death of the words and books that is terrifying for that is the deeper extinction.
The chunks of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 were so large, and were moving so fast, that each hit Jupiter with at least the equivalent energy of the dinosaur-killing collision between Earth and an asteroid 65 million years ago. Whatever damage Jupiter sustained, one thing is for sure: it’s got no dinosaurs left.
For thousands of years it has been understood that, just as civilizations have to come to an end, there can even be times of global extinctions. But always there are people who know how to gather the essence of life and hold it safely, protect it and nurture it until the next seeding.
Peter Kingsley
If the worst comes true, and the paper book joins the papyrus scroll and parchment codex in extinction, we will miss, I predict, a number of things about it.
We had a 25-step process coming up with the name Extinction Rebellion.
Genocide, the physical extinction of a people, is universally condemned, but ethnocide, the destruction of people’s way of life, is not only not condemned, it’s universally celebrated as part of a development strategy.
Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction, but a few may make evolutionary inventions, such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations that give these species improved competitive potential.
As long as hierarchy persists, as long as domination organises humanity around a system of elites, the project of dominating nature will continue to exist and inevitably lead our planet to ecological extinction.
There are so many issues in our oceans – like the near extinction of blue fin tuna – that should be taken more seriously worldwide.
It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of yesterday which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only to extinction.
I can’t visualize the situation in which we nuke ourselves into extinction.
Both climate change and extinction are results of our tyranny over the nonhuman world and our domination of, and exploitation of, whole categories of each other – and those, in turn, are clearly linked to agriculture, the cattle-industrial complex, capitalism.
To dismiss the current extinction wave on the grounds that extinctions are normal events is like ignoring a genocidal massacre on the grounds that every human is bound to die at some time anyway.
Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
[On women:] We are all yeses. We are worthy enough, we passed inspection, we survived the great fetal oocyte extinctions. In that sense, at least – call it a mechanospiritual sense – we are meant to be. We are good eggs, every one of us.
One of the most jolting days of adulthood comes the first time you run out of toilet paper. Toilet paper, up until this point, always just existed. And now it’s a finite resource, constantly in danger of extinction, that must be carefully tracked and monitored, like pandas?
One of the many things I do not understand about Americans is this: what is it like to be a citizen of a superpower, to maintain democratically the means of planetary extinction. I wonder how this contributes to the dreamlife of America, a dreamlife that is so deep and troubled.
What I really wanted was to travel and see all the different animals that were on the verge of extinction.
There is a peculiar pathos in the extinction of a nation.
Homer Hulbert
In exactly the same way, … scatter your body, your feeling, your perception, your predispositions, your discriminative consciousness, break them up, knock them down, cease to play with them, apply yourself to the destruction of craving for them. Verily, … the extinction of craving is Nirvana.
There’s a fundamental difference, if you sort of look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars…compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event.
Historically speaking, the Christian religion is nothing but a Jewish sect… After the destruction of Judaism, the extinction of Christian slave morals must follow logically… Ah, the God of the deserts, that crazed, stupid, vengeful Asiatic despot with his power to make laws!
Not for the first time Richard reflected that this age’s vaunted ‘communications industry‘ had chiefly provided people and nations with the means of frightening to death and simultaneously boring to extinction themselves and each other.
Human extinction in our children‘s lifetime, it should be your top news item every single day, what’s happening, you should be holding politicians to account.
The State of liberated Being can be reached only by “dying“; but (this) dying does not consist in destruction of the body; one should understand that true death is the extinction of the ideas “I” and “mine.”
But when we are following the light, even its extinction is a guide.
The density of human population combined with the development of powerful and largely unconstrained technology has given us the problems of the anthropocene and the serious possibility of self-caused extinction.
We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week. 10,000 entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history. If any other organism did this, a biologist would consider them a virus.
If we drive our fellow species to extinction, we will leave a far more desolate planet for our descendants than the world we inherited from our elders.
The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth – social and environmental.
Education without execution is extinction
The alternative to extinction is stagnation, and stagnation is seldom a good thing.
There’s no question that the gay movement would not be as far along as it is without AIDS. But how can there be any other issue in the face of death, possible extinction?
Australia has one of the worst mammalian extinction rates in the world.
So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required – we could party our way into extinction!
Has joy any survival value in the operations of evolution? I suspect that it does; I suspect that the morose and fearful are doomed to quick extinction. Where there is no joy there can be no courage; and without courage all other virtues are useless.
Looking at everything, I started to feel nauseous, as if the seventies had taken refuge here against extinction and were preparing to take over the world.
‘Man is an endangered species,’ announces one of the titles at the beginning of the sci-fi lumpBattlefield Earth.’ And after about 20 minutes of this amateurish picture, extinction doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
Once again, stock markets have been threatened with extinction for almost 75 years, and I have found that stock markets are harder to kill than roaches.
Sometimes in the ignorance I feel the meaning Invincible invisible wisdom, And I commune with intuitive instinct With the force that made life be And since it made life be It is greater than life And since it let extinction be It is greater than extinction. I commune with feelings more than prayer
The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.
There is no place in nature for extinction.
Historically, grizzlies ranged from Alaska to Mexico, with at least 50,000 bears living in the western half of the contiguous United States. With European colonization, the bears were shot, poisoned, and trapped to the brink of extinction.
Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values.
Most evolving lineages, human or otherwise, when threatened with extinction, don’t do anything special to avoid it.
For my own part, I do not want the freedom of India if it means extinction of English or the disappearance of Englishmen.
We who revel in nature’s diversity and feel instructed by every animal tend to brand Homo sapiens as the greatest catastrophe since the Cretaceous extinction.
Shelters, conservationists, those concerned about unnecessary cruelty toward the animals we eat, and people working against species extinction fight to preserve the true riches of our planet, our real inheritance. These are big, critical goals.
Common man has at long last got himself so far out of gear with nature and his environment that he is beginning to see the shape of extinction, whether he recognizes it as such or not.
There is a one-in-300 chance that Earth will be struck on March 16, 2880, by an asteroid large enough to destroy civilization and possibly cause the extinction of the human race. But, on the bright side, Prince could re-release his hit song with the new refrain ‘We’re gonna party like its twenty-eight seventy-nine.’
Well lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 than weve lost in the last 65 million years. If we dont find answers to these problems, were gonna be victims of this extinction event that were at fault for.
We advocate biodiversity for biodiversity’s sake. It may take our extinction to set things straight.
It’s haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.
At its best, no art form is more thrilling than grand opera, yet none is at greater risk of following the dinosaurs down the cold road to extinction.