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The History of Earth's Five Mass Extinction Events

Earth’s history has been marked by five great extinction events. With the current background extinction rate 1000 times the normal, have humans brought about the 6th mass extinction?

The changes our species has wrought upon Earth, its ecology & climate, has led geologists to compare us to a geological force akin to volcanoes, and terming this era the Anthropocene period (“Anthropo” meaning ‘human’).

Will it witness the greatest loss of biodiversity ever?

What does the fast-changing climate mean for the future of humans?

Experts weigh in on these questions in this documentary.

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