[MCN] US News & World Report on our current Mass Extinction

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Sat Jun 20 07:33:07 EDT 2015

"We're not only in the midst of a sixth major extinction, we're 
moving further and further into it," says Bruce Stein, senior 
director of climate adaptation and resilience at the National 
Wildlife Foundation. "It's clear that we are going to lose a lot of 
things, but it's also clear that we have the ability to ensure that 
many of our systems will be different but will continue to have 
ecological functionality and continue to support many of these 

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we 
begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing."

"We are not able even to think adequately about the behavior that is 
at the annihilating edge."

R. D. Laing. Introduction, The Politics of Experience. 
1967, New York. Pantheon Books, a division of Random House
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