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Dahr Jamail | Mass Extinction: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Monday, 06 July 2015 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Interview 

Mass Exctinction(Image: Death valleyghostly visage via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)

Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of evolutionary biology, natural resources and ecology at the University of Arizona, and has been a climate change expert for 30 years. He has also become a controversial figure, due to the fact that he does not shy away from talking about the possibility of near-term human extinction.

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While McPherson's perspective might sound like the stuff of science fiction, there is historical precedent for his predictions. Fifty-five million years ago, a 5-degree Celsius rise in average global temperatures seems to have occurred in just 13 years, according to a study published in the October 2013 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A report in the August 2013 issue of Science revealed that in the near term, earth's climate will change 10 times faster than during any other moment in the last 65 million years.

Read more at Truthout: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31661-mass-extinction-it-s-the-e...

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