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Extinction Witness

creative witness to untold loss and pain toward suffering’s end

Extinction and biodiversity – where it’s at…

A study led by Jurriaan M. de Vos of Brown University and published in the journal Conservation Biology, 2014, finds that “current extinction rates are 1,000 times higher than natural background rates of extinction and future rates are likely to be 10,000 times higher.” (1)

World Wildlife Fund’s Living Blue Plane Report 2015 suggests that Earth has lost half its non-human population in the last 40 years.

Human population increased by 55% in same time period.

If present-day trends continue, ecologists forecast 95% terrestrial species loss. (2)

Uncertainty is a fact of life.
Extinction Witness bears witness to past, present, and anticipated loss whilst exploring the roots of injustice and acknowledging human agency with emphasis on encouraging compassionate action in light of life’s natural and constant uncertainty.

Biodiversity is social diversity.

Absolute misery is not the absence of amenities, but the absence of community for it is by way of thriving community that basic amenities are provided for all.

Emergent is the dawn of something careful.

Emergent is a compassionate marketplace that encourages local trades in a circular economy and prioritizes common vitality.

Emergent is a slower rate of species extinction, revived biodiversity and associated cultural diversity.

…When that emergent is imagined and lived.

Death happens. There are no guarantees. There are choices. There is agency.

Grieving past, present, and anticipated losses is a healthy, healing, transformative first response that reminds joy of being, clarifies what is needed, and inspires truly helpful action.

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  1. Estimating the normal background rate of species extinction - Jurriaan M. De Vos, Lucas N. Joppa, John L. Gittleman, Patrick R. Stephens, Stuart L. Pimm, Conservation Biology, 26 August 2014 – Abstract, Wiley Online Library
  2. Win-Win Ecology: How Earth’s Species can Survive In the Midst of Human Enterprise – Michael L. Rosenzweig, 2003, Oxford University Press

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