Are Humans On The Brink of Extinction?

A picture of a dinosaur, which once roamed the Earth as humans do today.

Is humanity on the brink of extinction?

Civilization is on the brink of one of the most astounding shifts in Earth history. We are at a tipping point, though, and which way we fall is up to us.

A failing world economy, genetic engineering, weather modification, hegemony and the threat of war are pushing the human race to the brink of extinction.

We are too distracted dealing with the blunders of our man-made world to realize that the Earth itself may be what determines our fate at the end of the day.

Any way you look at it, the human species is at a vital crossroads. Unfortunately, we are not handling this in a healthy, futuristic way.

The Sixth Extinction

Plastic blue bottles in a v-line up.

New creatures will emerge to break down synthetics and eat away the massive landfills packed with plastics and human waste.

There have been five major extinctions throughout Earth’s history. Planetary extinctions are inescapable, yet these events are based mostly on guesswork.

Each extinction, however, re-seeds new and more evolved life forms, from simple-celled ocean life to dinosaurs to the mammals today.

What will emerge next?

The Earth will require millions of years to break down all the waste and destruction humanity has left behind. Never before in recorded history has any species caused such destruction to the Earth’s ecosystems and natural resources as the human.

New creatures will emerge to break down synthetics and eat away the massive landfills packed with plastics and non-recyclable human waste. Life forms will evolve to dissemble the building materials from skyscrapers and nuclear power plants; new species will emerge to biodegrade the toxic weapons of war and the piles of off-shore drilling rigs and oily pipes discarded on the ocean floor. Mysterious life forms will appear to decompose the miles upon miles of roads and bridges made from concrete and steel.

When Will This Begin?

The Earth in space

The Sixth Extinction has begun.

It has already begun.

Today, scientists around the world are charting the beginnings of a sixth extinction; an inevitable Earth event predicted to be the most devastating extinction since the dinosaurs.

As we fight our wars, watch the COMEX, print endless stacks of fiat money, and pass more laws mandating everything from vaccinations to austerity, we remain unaware that the Earth has entered this new cycle.

Our planet is heading back into an Ice Age, and this is shifting the global climate patterns wrapping the Earth. The Earth’s axis is increasingly unstable, which is causing an increase in earthquakes, and the magnetic poles are weakening, allowing more sunlight to penetrate our thinning atmosphere.

In 1955, Einstein wrote that “when the Earth’s mantle shifts, the poles follow”, and he was right. The researchers are spot on – today, the Earth has entered its sixth extinction period.

Oil pumps in the sunset.

Our addiction to technology is creating future problems.

Messing In Our Nest

These natural Earth changes are happening right under our noses, but world leaders, corporate executives, and military industrial complexes don’t seem to notice.

Our addictions to technology, money, and power have entrapped the human species in a futile dependency on a man-made world. We have travelled too far down the wrong road. We have messed in our nest, which has caused the extinction of over 50 percent of global wildlife today.

Our behavior is endangering the future survival of our own species.

As we spend precious time “debating” global warming, the oil/energy crisis, rising interest rates, fiat money, austerity, and more wars, we ignore the warning signs that the Earth’s natural cycles won’t wait for us to untangle our knots.

A sixth extinction is inevitable, and it will impact all of humanity. The questions to ask: “Are humans accelerating this extinction before its natural time? Can we stop this run-away train?”

The answers: “Yes, we are needlessly accelerating our own extinction, and yes, we can stop this.”

The Sixth Species

Pictures of 700 pound Aldabra tortoises

Life on Earth adapted to the five previous extinctions.

Life adapted to the five previous extinctions. Each global shift ended in mass destruction, but all was not lost; new species – more advanced and more highly evolved – always follow.

The human species is no exception. Humans are particularly vulnerable to conditions that lead to extinction because we are highly sensitive to changes in the environment, and we have a higher intelligence, which pushes us to obsessively control Nature’s resources.

Today, we are the canaries in the coal mine, and as planetary changes draw near, we can’t sit this one out.

Not this time.

Man Versus Nature

There are two conflicting issues facing humanity today – natural Earth changes and man-made influences – each threatening the global environment and our survival.

Change is undoubtedly here. The Titanic is sinking, yet we remain on deck arguing about what to do about it. 

In order for all life to survive, we must understand the driving forces we face today. If we come together in peace and with an open mind, we can better determine where we go from here, and we can savor the time we have left on this incredible planet.

These are the threads of the human story that we must clearly understand. Once we awaken to the dynamics that we all face today, the transformations will be so profound, the world as we know it will be irrevocably changed for the better. Every detail of why we are here will be in harmony with the Earth, and as the Earth changes, we can safely change with it.

In order to pave a more natural path into the future, we must begin improving the way we take care of this planet before we run out of time.


“Don’t sit this one out.

You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.”

– Carl Sagan


Hold on to the hope that by looking at the Earth in ways no one has seen the Earth before, we can move gracefully into the future, and dismiss our confusion and fears about what the sixth human species will become.


This article is from Dr. Hull’s new manuscript, The Sixth Species.

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