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  • Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    An irrigation canal near a parched field in Manteca, Calif., April 24, 2015. California's drought has made the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's limited supply of fresh water, which helps feed more than three million acres of farmland, a central battle zone between farmers and environmentalists. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)An irrigation canal near a parched field in Manteca, California, April 24, 2015. California's drought has made the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's limited supply of freshwater, which helps feed more than 3 million acres of farmland, a central battle zone between farmers and environmentalists. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

    A recent study shows that the earth has officially entered its sixth great mass extinction event, with humans being both the cause and a species at risk of annihilation. Other climate events and reports released this month show mounting evidence that anthropogenic climate disruption has ramped up, and is progressing in a rapid, nonlinear fashion.

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