“By burning through coal and oil deposits, humans are putting carbon back into the air that has been sequestered for tens—in most cases hundreds—of millions of years. In the process, we are running geologic history not only in reverse but at warp speed.” Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
In 2000 I participated in a Samhain "Litany for the Lost". 5 people, standing in a circle, recited names of extinct and vanishing Species. It was important that we remember the names of some of our fellow Beings that were lost to the future in ever increasing numbers. I have thought about that for years, and received a grant from the Puffin Foundation for which I am very grateful, to create a "Shrine for the Lost: The Sixth Extinction".
“Homo sapiens might not only be the agent of the sixth extinction, but also risks being one of its victims.” Richard Leakey
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