You, please, must listen to Radio 4’s ‘The Extinction Tapes’ at 13:45 GMT everyday this week.
We highly recommend it – just take 15 minutes of your day to be informed and inspired.
In the first episode we learn about recent American history, commerce, racism and slavery – all through the subject of the recent extinction of the ‘The Alabama Pigtoe Mussel’. It had an amazing life-cycle. One that benefited its environment.
Now, it is extinct – gone for ever from this beautiful planet.
Also, the primary, macro point was made loud and clear – we are all interlinked. All of our existences depend on other living organisms – from this minute mollusc to our human friends and family.
Listen, listen, listen! Broadcast available here.