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The Future Of Podcast: Mass Extinction Events

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What’s the likelihood of a mass extinction event happening in our lifetime?

Arid landscape with lone tree on the horizon

In this episode, Jess is joined by world-renowned organic geochemist, Professor Kliti Grice, to discuss how researchers are using fossil analysis to learn from past mass extinction events, like the event that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

She clarifies when the next naturally occurring mass extinction event will likely occur and answers the question: with the undeniable impact that humans are having on the planet, are we in the middle of a human-induced mass extinction event?

You can listen to the episode now from SpotifyGoogle, Apple, or from the Curtin website.

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