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070417_lede_earthday.jpgMonika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, the editors of “Mother Jones” magazine, have put together a dynamite issue on what’s being called the Sixth Great Extinction, the possibility that half of all plants and wildlife could become extinct by the 2100. Here’s a link to their introductory column to the issue which proposes a new Age of Sustainability to undo the damage. They write:
The Industrial Age transformed the world in 100 years. So too could a Sustainable Age, in which humanity decides, for its own survival, that it is time to mitigate, halt, and then reverse the damage we’ve done. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, to say nothing of Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr., all revolutionized their times. Who’s next?

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