Posts Under ‘extinction’ Category

Maybe Extinction Isn't Forever. Is That a Good Thing?

Have you heard about the big event National Geographic is hosting with TEDx this week, the one about restoring species? No, not endangered species–but ones that are already extinct, like the woolly mammoth. I have mixed feelings about the idea. In the abstract, I think it’s pretty cool. The prospect of regaining lost pieces of…Continue Reading…

New Study on Extinction Elicits the View from Somewhere

Before climate change took center stage, the most hotly contested environmental debate was over how many species there were in the world and how fast they were going extinct. A new review paper in the journal Science┬áreturns us to the subject. How this study has been filtered and interpreted in the media is interesting. Before…Continue Reading…