For this assignment we had to make an A3 size-poster and a postcard-size infographic about the sixth mass extinction we're currently in the middle of. This is the poster, the postcard can be found here: [link]
The sixth mass extinction is as far I know the only one caused by one species (humans). A similar situation might be the Great Oxygenation Event as free O2 concentration in the atmosphere reached a toxic level for anaerobic organisms round 2.4 billion years ago (when I'm correct).
Thank you for making this. Very informative and a well made design.
Just looking at this it's hard to imagine things could possibly get any better. I mean we can't possibly survive as a species if 75% of everything is dead. I predict human extinction within 400 years give or take around 50 years unless something is done.
This is an extremely important point to get across.
I watched "the Silence of the Bees" a documentary on the problems of "colony collapse" in honey bee populations and it really drove home, how precariously we are perched on the cusp of massive changes. If the honey bees go extinct, the great majority of flowering crops will fail to continue growing without successful pollination. Without them, the majority of the human population will probably have to become farmers, or pollinators rather, in order to maintain the same level of food supply - a time-consuming and painstaking job. We often go along everyday assuming we're secure in our supremacy, but we are merely the topmost card on an unstable house.
"We often go along everyday assuming we're secure in our supremacy, but we are merely the topmost card on an unstable house."
That's a very good way to put it! The dwindling of the honey bee population is only one problem of many, though. Unfortunately, humanity's pretty bad at recognizing and dealing with insidious problems, and if we can't directly see it happening, we just forget about it or deny it's a problem at all. We also tend to not be very good at thinking about the world in terms that are bigger than us or our community, and terms that span beyond weeks, months, or even our lifetime. But it's something that needs to happen.