The Museum by Iker Garcia Barrenetxea
Extinction is nothing new. More than 99% of all species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct, unable to cope with competitive species or adapt to changing environments.
But with our environment going through a period of rapid change, extinction is becoming an increasing risk. If global warming continues at its current rate, experts predict that one-fourth of Earth’s species will be headed for extinction by 2050.
The figures are frightening, but don’t need to be. If we all moderated our energy use at home and at work by unplugging our computers, modems, TVs, consoles, printers, scanners, routers, radios, lamps, toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, washing machines, dishwashers, phones and other electrical species, we could slow the extinction of all non-electrical species, including us.