Mass Extinction

In “The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain, the Earth’s sixth mass extinction event looms large. This doomsday event is already underway in its early stages, and will only accelerate into an unstoppable cataclysm for all life of Earth unless humanity makes drastic changes in its behavior immediately. Humans are killing off species of mammals, bird, insects, reptiles, amphibians and fish using a number of destructive techniques:

  • Pesticides
  • Loss of habitat
  • Over-harvesting
  • Ocean acidification
  • Climate change and global warming
  • Pollution
  • Plastics
  • Artificial light
  • Oil spills
  • Deforestation
  • Rainforest collapse

Combine all of these forces together into an overwhelming onslaught on all forms of life, and millions of species will go extinct in the coming decades.

To understand the full scope of the mass extinction doomsday scenario, see “The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain. These videos help to illustrate the chapter:

The sixth extinction
What does the sixth mass extinction event mean for humans?
Mass extinctions – the five earlier mass extinction events
Ocean Acidification, The Biggest Threat to Our Oceans?
What will the world look like when the rainforests collapse?

Overfishing

Overfishing – excerpt from Planet Ocean the movie
Ocean Alert: Overfishing

One possible step toward solution

What if we set aside half of the planet for wildlife?
What if We Conserved Half the Planet? A Conversation with Biologist E.O.Wilson

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.