How does nature survive?
If enough species become extinct, will the ecosystem then collapse? And will the extinction of most other species follow? We live in a time called the Holocene extinction or Anthropocene extinction. This sixth mass extinction of wildlife on the planet is an ongoing event of extinction of species as a result of human activity. Numerous families of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates are rapidly disappearing at a rate that has not been seen since the time of the dinosaurs. But will it lead to a collapse?
Science Journalist Jens Degett talks to Professor Carsten Rahbek from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, who gives a clear forecast for our survival, and surprising advice on what we can do to help nature.