The Fabric of Life

With half of all species on Earth possibly extinct by the end of this century, scientists are now just beginning to ponder how this sudden disintegration of the fabric of life might accelerate previously unimaginable changes in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat—among other things. In this article, Julia Whitty observes that,

All these disappearing species are part of a fragile membrane of organisms wrapped around Earth. …We owe everything to this membrane of life. Literally everything. …The living membrane we so recklessly destroy is existence itself.

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~ by Jay Taber on May 1, 2007.

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