Racing Extinction: The Film

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of "The Cove"

Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: Louie Psihoyos
Written By: Mark Monroe
In Theaters: Sep 18, 2015 limited
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Discovery


Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction

Science Advances Jun 19. 2015 - Gerardo Ceballos1, Paul R. Ehrlich2, Anthony D. Barnosky, Andrés García, Robert M. Pringle and Todd M. Palmer

Abstract - The oft-repeated claim that Earth’s biota is entering a sixth “mass extinction” depends on clearly demonstrating that current extinction rates are far above the “background” rates prevailing between the five previous mass extinctions... for further information on this abstract refer here

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