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Ideas about extinction

Lost and Gone Forever – NYTimes.com

“It’s startling to discover that the very idea of extinction was unthinkable, even heresy, only a few lifetimes ago. On our present course, by E.O. Wilson’s estimate, half of all plant and animal species could be extinct by 2100 — that is, within the lifetime of a child born today. Kenya stands to lose its lions within 20 years. India is finishing off its tigers. Deforestation everywhere means that thousands of species too small or obscure to be kept on life support in a zoo simply vanish each year.”

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