“Asteroid strikes get all the coverage, but “Medea Hypothesis” author Peter Ward argues that most of Earth’s mass extinctions were caused by lowly bacteria. The culprit, a poison called hydrogen sulfide, may have an interesting application in medicine.” -YT
Okay, so this talk didn’t quite go the way I was hoping it would, given the title and description, but it’s still an interesting video.
Humans are obsessed with their own destruction, so to look at a quieter kind of mass extinction (in the grand scheme of things) kind of irks us in a basic way.
But, we still have to accept we might go out with a whimper…