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Extinction: What Can We Do?

The Variety of Life

“Earth’s plants and animals are not vanishing because of some external factor,” points out science writer Virginia Morell, “such as a meteorite or climate change.”

“Instead the cause is us—humans.”

So how should we respond to ecological crisis? Read Morell’s essay and share your thoughts in our forum.

You can also read Morell’s “The Sixth Extinction,” reproduced from February’s NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC or check out her online story, Unexplored Spaces.

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