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Anthropologist Pleads for Fewer Humans, More Saved Species
Book: Sparing Nature: The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Earth's Biodiversity

Ask Jeffrey McKee whether the planet would be a better place without humans and he’ll qualify his answer: "It certainly would be better with fewer humans."

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Active Reading Questions

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    According to Dr. McKee, humans and all other species compete for which of the following?
    a) space
    b) energy
    c) resources
    d) all of the above
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    The human activity of _____________ has likely had a significant impact on species diversity since its advent.
    a) agriculture
    b) reproduction
    c) migration
    d) none of the above
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    Over the course of Earth’s history there have been five mass extinctions; experts believe that we are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. What role are humans playing in the current extinction?
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