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Extinction of Plants and Animals

  • Diversity is a benefit à Examples

    • Pollinators—co-evolution à different ones for different plants

    • Agricultural species collapse—what happens if only use a few sub-species and those become compromised. Need for maintaining heirloom and locale-specific varieties

    • Deforestation

  • Who we’ve lost already

  • Who we are in danger of losing

  • The slide toward extinction can be stopped or reversed IF WE POP

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