The Anthropocene Mass Extinction: An Emerging Curriculum Theme for Science Educators

  title={The Anthropocene Mass Extinction: An Emerging Curriculum Theme for Science Educators},
  author={Ron Wagler},
  • Ron Wagler
  • Published 27 January 2011
  • Environmental Science, Geography
ABSTRACT There have been five past great mass extinctions during the history of Earth. There is an ever-growing consensus within the scientific community that we have entered a sixth mass extinction. Human activities are associated directly or indirectly with nearly every aspect of this extinction. This article presents an overview of the five past great mass extinctions; an overview of the current Anthropocene mass extinction; past and present human activities associated with the current… 
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