... driven to extinction.
The latest extinction - dubbed the sixth extinction by many scientists - is different because it has been mostly blamed on the misdeeds of humans. From pollution to deforestation to global warming, humans can be linked to most ills befalling the planet and its biodiversity.
"If you put together what we found plus other findings of other researchers, this seems to confirm unless we do something extremely different on the way we couple development and conservation, we may face a collapse in the next 40 or 50 years," Ceballos told CBS News. "We should take this new data as a big warning that what we are causing on biodiversity and the environment in general is going to affect us rather heavily." - ibid
“For human beings… to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation; for human beings to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands; for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins”. For “to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God”. - ¶8. Patriarch Bartholomew quote.
Song for this post here.
First they came for the Badger,
and I did not speak up
because I was not a Badger.
Then they came for me ...