Most people are aware of global climate change and that fact that we are fast approaching critical thresholds, which if surpassed could see apocalyptic repercussions. But there is currently a media blackout on the fact that Earth is already in the depths of a 6th mass extinction, due to the fact that the human species has destroyed almost every eco-system it has come into contact with. In the words of Sir David Attenborough “mankind is a scourge on the planet”.

The Centre for Biological Diversity estimates that over the course of our lifetimes we are likely to witness the extinction of up to 50% of all species alive today, with the remaining 50% dangling on the precipice. What we do, or don’t do, over the coming decades will affect the survival of our species, all other species, and Mother Earth, as we know Her.