Thursday, 15 August 2019

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Extinction: The Alberta Legislature has no dome, featured here on a cartoon I created early in spring depicting the weekly climate strike and yellow vest protests in front of the Alberta Legislature. Painted from the vantage point of Herman Poulin's 10-foot tall bronze monument “Service through Christ” on the same day of the Notre-Dame de Paris fire April 15, 2019. 

The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch as a result of human activity. This large number of extinctions spans numerous families of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods. With widespread degradation of highly biodiverse habitats such as coral reefs and rainforests, as well as other areas, the vast majority of these extinctions are thought to be undocumented, as the species are undiscovered at the time of their extinction, or no one has yet discovered their extinction. The current rate of extinction of species is estimated at 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural background rates. The Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services published by IPBES in 2019 posits that roughly one million species of plants and animals face extinction caused by anthropogenic impacts. Wikipedia Continued...  

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