The Sixth Extinction (book review)

Extinction is one of those things that we’ve all heard about, whether in the news, in a book or from reading the National Geographic. But do we really understand the scope of it? And did you know that extinction was not a concept scientists actually believed in until fairly recently? Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction dives into the topic beginning with a tale of frog extinction and along the way filling in the gaps with history, geological history and scientific evidence. Not only should this book be a must read for everyone, but it should point out the severity of our situation. Homo Sapiens, that is, us, have reshaped the ecological fabric of the place we call home, and not in a necessarily good way.