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We are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction by Armonah We are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction by Armonah
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]

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)
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ahbicr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
true but is this man made or just that the earth is naturally doing this. who knows if it is really our fault. Ether way we must do our best so if it is our fault it stops.
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
neuralshock7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
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.
Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for spreading the message. I hope people listen!
CharmyRaven Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You designed this sheet well - nice simple graphics and clear messages. Well done!
Armonah Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you :heart:
DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
Armonah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
"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.

Thank you for your comment :)
DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Education and awareness is growing, thankfully; whether it will be enough to counter the overwhelming demands of humanity, only time will tell.
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