Thoughts and a book by Lyle Lewis

Thoughts and a book by Lyle Lewis

Drawing on over 30 years experience with the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and US Fish & Wildlife Service, Lyle Lewis analyzes humanity through the lens of an endangered species biologist working at the interface between academics, bureaucracy and industry. Seeing humans as an imperiled species now functionally extinct, he looks back at the long history of humans, seeing us as an evolutionary aberration precipitating the sixth mass extinction (with us included).

Humanity is perilously close to disappearing from the planet forever, and we are helpless to extricate ourselves from slip-sliding into extinction. Global warming, infectious disease, and nuclear proliferation are threats that attract media coverage but represent just a few of the many threats to our existence on Earth. Even more dangerous than our assault on the environment is humanity’s remarkable capacity for collectively ignoring a planet whose ability to support them is in free fall.