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2016

CNN’s “Vanishing” series.  Imagine a world without giraffes … and three-fourths of the world’s familiar species.

Science Advances extinctions paper recognized as:

#1 in page views and altmetrics for Science Advances.

#3 most popular academic paper of 2015 by Altmetric

#15 in the top 100 scientific stories listed by Discover Magazine

A sampling of press from the Anthropocene Working Group’s paper in Science, which was reported in by media all over the world.

New York Times: Signs of the ‘Human Age’

Washington Post: Scientists say humans have now brought on an entirely new geologic epoch

The Guardian: Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

The Weather Channel: Anthropocene Epoch: How Humans' Impact on Earth Will Change Geology Forever

Bloomberg: Welcome to the Anthropocene: Five Signs Earth Is in a Man-Made Epoch

International Business Times: Earth enters a new chapter of its history, as the Anthropocene epoch is linked to human activity

CBC News: A new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, has begun, scientists say

The Hindu: Humans push Earth to another epoch

2015

San Francisco Chronicle: Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

University of California News: Dire climate forecast inspires upbeat film for a warmer ‘Tomorrow’

Los Angeles Times: Meet Jerry Brown's team of science advisors

Climate Feedback: Open letter to the editor, A scientists’ response to the WSJ “Complete Guide to the Climate Debate”

News Hub: Why you should read End Game

Sound Cloud: Podcast about End Game

SCV News: Brown Talks Climate Change Against Backdrop of Extinction 

A few representative articles on our Science Advances paper on mass extinction, which was reported by hundreds of news outlets worldwide:

U.S. News and World Report: 75 Percent of Animal Species to Be Wiped Out in ‘Sixth Mass Extinction

CNN: A new mass extinction could be underway, researchers say

Los Angeles Times: Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

San Jose Mercury News: 'Sixth mass extinction': Earth's species disappearing at frightening rate, new study says

San Francisco Chronicle: 6th mass extinction under way may put humans at risk, study shows

Sydney Morning Herald: We're going the way of the dinosaur: study finds Earth's species disappearing at frightening rate

The Guardian: The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

Discovery News: Animals Dying Off in Current Mass Extinction

Slate: The Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction is Here—and Humans are to Blame

Woman’s Day: The Biggest Extinction Since the Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out Could Be Underway

The Weather Channel: Sixth Mass Extinction in Earth’s History Underway; Scientists Say Humans To Blame

Daily Californian: Study identifies 6th mass extinction event, lists human activity as primary cause

Anthropocene News:

UC Berkeley News Center: Was first nuclear test the start of new human-dominated epoch, the Anthropocene?

Nature News: First atomic blast proposed as start of Anthropocene

New York Times Dot Earth: Researchers Propose Earth’s ‘Anthropocene’ Age of Humans Began With Fallout and Plastics

2014

Nature News Feature: Hello Governor

UC Berkeley News Center: Dodging a Sixth Mass Extinction

Bloomberg News: Animal Extinctions From Climate Rival End of Dinosaurs 

Washington Post: Our Planet May Be on the Verge of the Sixth Mass Extinction

New Scientist: How We Can Avert the Coming Mass Extinction

LiveScience: Mass Extinctions, What Humans Can Learn From the Past

Variety: TV Review, Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink

Bay Nature: Not Doomed (Yet): A Q&A With Extinction Experts Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly

2013

Time Magazine: Scientific Panel: Global Warming Threatens Society, Warning System Needed

New York Times: Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes

New York Times Dot Earth: An Update on Risks of Abrupt Jolts from Global Warming

The Sydney Morning Herald: Better warning signals needed to anticipate abrupt climate change

USA Today: How fast is the Earth's climate actually changing?

National Defense Magazine: New Study on Climate Change Raises Stakes for U.S. Military 

Climate Central: Gradual Climate Changes Could Cause Sudden Impacts

Voice of America: Gradual Climate Change Can Have Abrupt Impacts

International Business Times: Abrupt Changes To Come Sooner Due To Climate Change Spark Fear

Bloomberg: Sea-Level Rise Too Fast to Reverse Climate Change

Huffington Post: Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For

San Francisco Business Times: UC Berkeley researcher warns of 'abrupt' climate change

NPR: Ready — Or Not. Abrupt Climate Changes Worry Scientists Most

UC Berkely News Center: Report warns of climate change ‘tipping points’ within our lifetime

San Francisco Chronicle: Population Growth Increases Climate Fear 

Climate Scientist to Politicians: It’s Time to Face the Facts (KQED-Listen or read)

World's Top Scientists: California and nations must act now on environment

Governor Brown shares science consensus statement with China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

KQED California Scientists Sign Consensus: ‘Don’t Ignore Climate Change’

San Francisco Chronicle: Environmental crisis looms, UC, Stanford experts warn

Stanford News: Stanford scientists urge action on global change

Capitol Public Radio: Governor Brown Urges Action On Climate Change

AllGov: 520 Scientists Issue Statement with Solutions to Global Life Support Problems

CBS News (with video clip): Brown Presses Climate Change Crusade At NASA Ames In Mountain View

ABC News (video clip): Gov. Brown keeps pressing climate change crusade

Nature: Getting the word out on biosphere crisis

The Daily Californian: More than 500 researchers present Brown with statement outlining environmental threats

The Daily Californian: A call for ecological action-consensus shows humanity's life-support systems are imperiled

Governor Brown shares science consensus statement with Japan's Governor of Osaka Prefecture Ichiro Matsui

2012

On the lighter side: "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" (Go to 8:30)

LA TIMES POLITICAL COMMENTARY

LA TIMES 

TIME

NEW YORK TIMES

WIRED

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

SACRAMENTO PUBLIC RADIO: [also pieces in Bay area KGO, KCBS, Chicago, Seattle, Australia, Pacifica radio network, etc.]

MSNBC, YAHOO, LIVESCIENCE, ETC.

THE ATLANTIC [headline on this one is "I Fear This Will Be the Most Important News of 2012"]

BLOOMBERG

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

CHRISTAN SCIENCE MONITOR EDITORIAL

WASHINGTON POST

FORBES BLURB

FORBES EDITORIAL

FORBES (features our paper in long piece on RIO summit)

ROLLING STONE

GRIST

VANCOUVER SUN

BERKELEY NEWS PAGE

DAILY CALIFORNIAN

STANFORD NEWS PAGE

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE [featured on pg. 1 headline, #1 e-mailed and #1 commented on day it ran] [also picked up by Seattle Post-Intelligencer and others]

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE EDITORIAL JUNE 9

CLIMATEWIRE (lead story)

CNN

RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL

THE BLAZE

FOX NEWS

HUFFINGTON POST BLOG

HUFFINGTON POST

DISCOVER MAGAZINE

THE ECONOMIST

2011 

Multitude of Species Face Climate Threat New York Times 

Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction: Is It Almost Here? National Science Foundation 

6th mass extinction looms but preventable, study says MSNBC 

Are We in the Middle of a Sixth Mass Extinction? Science 

Study offers warning about next potential mass extinction USA Today 

Study foresees a rapid and widespread extinction of species The Washington Post 

Biologist: Global warming could devastate wildlife Salt Lake Tribune 

Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived? UCB News Service 

2009 

Earth on Track for Epic Die-off. San Francisco Chronicle, December 19, 2009. 

Study shows loss of 15-42% of mammals in North America. UC Berkeley News Center, December 18, 2009. 

Palaeontology and conservation: Avoiding the heffalump trap. As the climate warms, conservationists might consider looking to the past to protect the futureThe Economist, October 1, 2009 

Moving Targets--How do you save the wilderness when it’s changing before your eyes? Terrain Magazine, Fall, 2009 

En 100 años habrá 2°C más en la Tierra y eso pondría en peligro a la naturaleza, Clarín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), August 12, 2009 

In face of global warming, can wilderness remain natural? UC Berkeley News Center, April 13, 2009 (Also carried by The Berkleyan) 

Wildlife, Water, Energy Issues to be Examined at Annual Fish and Wildlife Meeting.California.gov Fish and Game, June 29, 2009 

What Humans Might Learn from Marmots and Pikas, The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, June 4, 2009 

Previous Eras of Warming Hold Warnings for Our Age, Yale e360, May 20, 2009 

It's Nature's Law: When People Arrive, Animals Vanish, McClatchy News Service, May 19, 2009 

Will Climate Change End Wilderness? Discovery Channel, Discovery Earth, hosted by Larry O'Hanlon, June 8, 2009 

OP-EDS 

Bailing out nature: How to keep nature solvent as global warming drains its reserves.Wilderness Watch Newsletter, December 2009. 

Sunday Forum / Introducing ... the pizzly bear. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, op-ed, September 13, 2009. 

It's up to all of us to save our parks from heatstroke. Seattle-Tacoma News Tribune, op-ed, April 28, 2009 

Readers' Forum: New breed of bear cause for concern.Oakland Tribune / Contra Costa Times op-ed, May 30, 2009

2008

SCIENTIST SAYS MEGAFAUNA SET FOR MEGA-EXTINCTION (National Geographic Blog)

HUMANS AIDED, CONSTRAINED BY FOSSIL FUELS; Maintaining long-term population will require alternate energy sources (Science News)

2007 Audio and Video from presentation at the National Academy of Sciences Sackler Symposium: Climate Change, People, and Diversity Loss-Glimpsing the Future through Quaternary Mammal Extinctions

Read the details in PNAS 105 (Supp. 1): 11543-11548 (2008).

2006 

Climate change & evolution, BioscienceNRDC OnEarth Magazine, ScienceMatters@Berkeley

2005

Berkeley Science Review,  PLoS Biology - Space Matters, MIOMAP was reported in Science's Netwatch in 2005

2003-04 

Earth & Sky mp3,  California Alumni Magazine,  New Scientist, Daily Californian 1,  Daily Californian 2

Our study of potential effects of global warming on evolution was reported on international news websites and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270:2585-2590 (2003). Representive link: Innovations Report, UC Berkeley News

Our article on Pleistocene extinctions (Science 306:70, Oct. 1, 2004) was covered in more than 60 newspapers and news websites worldwide. Representative links: CBS, Science DailyWashington Post, our local Contra Costa Times


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