On April 14, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a panel discussion on themes surfaced in the film, Extinction: The Facts by David Attenborough. Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences Biology Professor and Woods Senior Fellow Elizabeth Hadly was interviewed for the BBC production at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Hadly and her colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Rodolfo Dirzo joined Woods Director Chris Field for a discussion on biodiversity loss, zoonotic disease, habitat destruction, and other topics related to the impact of population rise on the natural systems sustaining life on earth.
Watch the Film
You can still tune in to PBS or stream the film, produced by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), here before April 28. Sir David Attenborough has encountered some of the world's most extraordinary animals and plants. But many of these wonders now seem set to disappear from our planet forever. The huge variety of life on earth, known as biodiversity, is being lost at a rate never seen before in human history. Watch the trailer