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    Summer Reading Reflection I read The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert over this summer. It was a thoughtful book that made me more aware of mother nature as well as the declining environmental health. Basically, the author handled its large, weighty ideas by comparing the current environmental issues with the past five major episodes of mass extinction. Nowadays, the world’s undergoing a sixth mass extinction period, with humans as the driving factor. In short, industrialization and globalization

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    world, for example how the sixth mass extinction has and is occurring, is exactly what Elizabeth Kolbert teaches in the book The Sixth Extinction. I can honestly say that I did not know that there were all these mechanisms of extinction going on. The mechanisms that Kolbert addresses in this book are invasive species, catastrophe, human overexploitation of resources, ocean acidification, and habitat fragmentation. Invasive species are an important mechanism of this extinction because there are many

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    Sixth Mass Extinction

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    The sixth mass extinction is the only one caused by another species. There are 200+ species a day dying off. Human’s waste of trash and littering is destroying ecosystems all over the globe. The sixth mass extinction is creeping up on humanity, and we can prevent it but we are turning a blind eye to this catastrophe. The sixth mass extinction is was caused by humans in various ways such as poaching. Poaching is huge in Europe and Africa, they hunt for tigers, then they use various parts of the tiger

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    Sixth Great Extinction

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    1)attention grabber: Here on Earth today we are living through a time known as the sixth great extinction, at least according to certain scientists. 2)listener relevance: Many species go extinct daily, which ruins ecosystems and causes extinction to other organisms that live in that environment. Which leads to extinction of larger organisms and possibly could even lead to us. 3)speaker credibility: I believe that we need help preserve our planet and species that live here as best as we can to

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    Pope are two books “The Sixth Extinction” and Los Angeles against The Mountains. The piece of work that I will be using to support Pope’s interpretations and perceptions is “Essay on Man”, which is written by Alexander Pope. The general message from Pope in “Essay on Man” is that God has created everything to its perfection, and that the limits

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    Neanderthals and the Beauty of the Natural World Chapter 12 of the book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert is all about the differences between Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalenis) and modern humans (Homo sapiens). Most of the differences were explained clearly and concisely, but one was very contradictory. Could Neanderthals see beauty? I believe that yes, they could, just perhaps not in the exact same way that modern humans do. They could see the beauty of nature

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    The book I choose The Sixth Extinction, is by a woman who is a journalist for The New Yorker. So when I did my search, articles by her were the first that presented themselves. I have to admit, I cheated a little bit in that I used the first three news links that were not by her. The first article I came to is about Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker article on flooding in Miami, FL. However, the title of the article, "Pulitzer-Winning Writer Elizabeth Kolbert: "There's No Such Thing As a Plan" makes

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    Sixth Mass Extinction

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    Global Systems 1. List examples of human activities that are suggested to be key triggers for the sixth mass extinction. • Fossil fuels • Mass hunting • Deforestation • Mass fishing 2. Do you agree or disagree with this suggestion? Justify your response. I was think that is true because this is what happens when you think you have a lot of something and than its gone and than you have none of that stuff left and people don’t think about after they are always think about now and

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    The Sixth Great Extinction The human race will continue to thrive and grow in the place it was born. The minds that encompass will continue to change and it will discover new elements of life as it’s innovations evolve over time. Advancements in technology and medicine have changed the way they're able to live. This has raised a concern for the entire nation, overpopulation. Our minds have advanced in certain areas, but not all. In order for the human race to avoid being the sixth great extinction

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    Kolbert mentioned the idea and evidence that a “sixth extinction” is at its beginning phase. In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times, these events are known as the Big Five mass extinctions, and all signs suggest we are now on the brink of a sixth. Except this time, we have no one but ourselves to blame. Us as humans are causing another mass extinction. Elizabeth Kolbert, throughout her book, The Sixth Extinction, has proven with sufficient evidence that we

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