Humanity Is ‘Racing Extinction’ (And We’re Losing)
The new documentary “Racing Extinction” goes undercover to the edge of mass extinction in the world’s darkest black markets.
“In 2009, audiences around the world were blown away by a documentary by Louie Psihoyos called “The Cove.” It showed the horrifying secret mass slaughter of dolphins in Japan and the sale of mercury-laden dolphin meat to school children. Won an Oscar. Now Psihoyos has taken his cameras global, and the picture is brutal again. Species falling into oblivion under the pressure of manmade climate change. Some hunted and torn to shreds for gills and fins. A “great extinction.” It’s a powerful call to act, and act fast.”
– Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio’s “On Point”, aired 9-21-2015, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, (Eastern).
New York Times: ‘Racing Extinction’ Charts the Slaughter of Vital Species – “Noting that our planet’s five major extinctions had in common a spike in carbon dioxide, Mr. Psihoyos worries that the emissions of our own age, aptly dubbed the Anthropocene, are damaging our oceans in ways that are mostly invisible. And that the devastating consequences of more direct human behaviors — like the mass slaughter of exotic marine life for food and folk medicines — are also largely overlooked.”