Scientists have confirmed that our Earth is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction of species. It is predicted that in the next 100 years, we could lose 50 percent of the species on the planet. And what is the cause of this massive extinction? Well, this time, the cause is us.
Human actions and industry have caused more carbon dioxide to be pushed into the atmosphere than ever before, and the result of this extra carbon dioxide is catastrophic. With warming global temperatures, the Earth’s delicate ecosystem has been fundamentally altered. As this stunning display illustrates, we’ve stopped listening to the planet, but we can’t ignore it any longer.
This breathtaking illustration of the reality humans now face at the cost of their actions is the product of Louis Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society. Illuminating the face of the UN building in New York City, the crew who brought us “The Cove,” invite us into their latest documentary, “Racing Extinction,” which centers around the phenomenon of the sixth extinction.
The projections featured in this video are as awe-inspiring as they are honest. They show us the facts and force us to come face to face with the problems that years of reckless living has wrought on the world’s species.
But amid the sadness of this reality, the projection offers hope for the future.We still have time to change, and hope is imperative. Take what you’ve seen and learned and share with everyone you know! When we know truth, it’s our duty to share it – in this case, it’s as simple as clicking a button.