The Ghosts of Evolution

The Ghosts of Evolution

We now inhabit the Anthropocene era -- one where man-made environments have displaced entire ecosystems and the plants and animals that inhabited them. Knowing that all species are interconnected -- including us bipedal chatterboxes -- how will vanishing flora and fauna affect evolution? Will humans be added to the list of ghosts haunting the evolutionary halls of Earth?

Image: The woolly rhino and the unreal city, composite image. (Martin Barraud/Daniel Eskridge/Stocktrek Images/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: megafauna, rewilding, anthropocene, evolution, extinction