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Art in a Time of Mass Extinction

There are more artists on the planet today than at any other time. Just imagine if all these artists were saying one thing. They would have a very powerful voice indeed.  Yet what would it take to rally all the world’s artists behind a single cause? I’m not sure if anyone cause could ever unite all artists, but if there was one cause, perhaps it would be a mass extinction.  Well, we are experiencing a mass extinction right now, but it is not of the human race. At least not at this moment. But the human race is causing it. Mass extinctions wiped out much of the planet’s life many times in the past, but it is only recently that humans have contributed to the extinction. For example, between about 130,000 years ago to 8,000 years ago, human hunters contributed to the extinction of most of the large animals on the planet. Mammoths, mastodons, sabertooth cats, and giant sloths, all of which had been around for millions of years, disappeared within thousands of years.  The rate of extinctions today greatly

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Art in a Time of Mass Extinction

There are more artists on the planet today than at any other time. Just imagine if all these artists were saying one thing. They would have a very powerful voice indeed.  Yet what would it take to rally all the world’s artists behind a single cause? I’m not sure if anyone cause could ever unite all artists, but if there was one cause, perhaps it would be a mass extinction.  Well, we are experiencing a mass extinction right now, but it is not of the human race. At least not at this moment. But the human race is causing it. Mass extinctions wiped out much of the planet’s life many times in the past, but it is only recently that humans have contributed to the extinction. For example, between about 130,000 years ago to 8,000 years ago, human hunters contributed to the extinction of most of the large animals on the planet. Mammoths, mastodons, sabertooth cats, and giant sloths, all of which had been around for millions of years, disappeared within thousands of years.  The rate of extinctions today greatly

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