Corals and the Antropocene

I’m reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – a book everyone should read. Here’s why:

The way corals change the world – with huge construction projects spanning multiple generations – might be likened to the way that humans do, with this crucial difference. Instead of displacing other creatures, corals support them.


One of the defining features of the Anthropocene is that the world is changing in ways that compel species to move, and another is that it’s changing in ways that create barriers – roads, clear-cuts – that prevent them from doing so.

and this applies to humans too.