Look around. The world seems so normal. Yet we are in the middle of the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. And we are causing it.
Biodiversity Vital To Streams As Extinctions Rise
April 7, 2011. Reuters / Planet Ark.
Are We Causing a Mass Extinction in Our Oceans?
July 29, 2010. Christian Science Monitor.
Ecosystems at "Tipping Point" - U.N. Report
May 10, 2010. CNN.
Coral Reefs Face Extinction Within Century
March 26, 2010. CBS News.
Ecosystems in Rivers and Lakes Are Collapsing
October 11, 2009. The Guardian.
Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs
March 10, 2009. The Guardian.
World Is Undergoing Mass Extinction
October 21, 2008. UPI.
Earth Faces Catastrophic Loss of Species
July 20, 2006. Independent.
Warning Sounded on Decline of Species
March 19, 2004. The Guardian
Wake-Up Call on Extinction Wave
May 19, 2003. BBC News.
Scientists Agree the World Faces Mass Extinction
August 23, 2002. CNN.
Dying Seas Threaten Extinction, Spelling Doom For Everything From Zooplankton to Dolphins
December 2, 2001. The Observer.
The Sixth Extinction
Niles Eldridge, ActionBioScience
Don't let the ideologues and the corporations fool you. Climate change is real, and its going to be bad. It is the greatest issue of our time. Here are some websites that provide reliable information.
INFORMATION ON GLOBAL WARMING
AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is probably the greatest issue of our time -- and for the foreseeable future. There is a lot of information -- and misinformation -- available about this topic. Here are some websites that provide reliable information. The most important source is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Two of their reports have been published, with more coming later this year.
SCIENTIFIC WEBSITES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES & AGREEMENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
National Wildlife Federation global warming website
U.S. Climate Action Partnership (Partnership of corporations and environmental groups
CLIMATE CHANGE AND WISCONSIN
EPA Environmental Atlas and Resource Book: Great Lakes (large book)
One of the most important questions in environmental studies is: How bad is it? Here are some major publications that give broad and detailed assessment of where we are and where we are going.
Global Environment Outlook (U.N. Environmental Programme)
Living Plant Report (World Wildlife Fund)
World Resources Report (World Resources Institute)