Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth's history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or 'Age of Man', because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are the only ones who can stop it as well. The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award® winning film THE COVE, is back for "Racing Extinction". Along with some new innovators, OPS will bring a voice to the thousands of species on the very edge of life. An unlikely team of activists is out to expose the two worlds endangering species across the globe. The first threat to the wild comes from the international trade of wildlife. Bogus markets are being created at the expense of creatures who have survived on this planet for millions of years. The other threat is all around us, hiding in plain sight. There's a hidden world that ...Written by
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Clear, Fairly-paced, to the point n stunning visuals make this an awesome treat.
Racing extinction is a documentary about how, human interference have directly or indirectly eliminated most of the species in recent years. It describes at this pace we will be eliminating 50% of the known species by 2050.
The documentary presents us with options how we can deal with this. It shows how mindset of people can be influenced for good and right. It gives us the message of lighting a candle instead cursing the darkness. At the end it is shown how pictures or a film can prove out beneficial in making the role of human to realize their responsibility.
Change is always resisted. People don't like change. We may be fault at many things, but it's never too late to correct ourselves and in this case, it is high time!
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