Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: The 6th Mass Extinction | Barry Sinervo | TEDxSantaCruz

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We are at the beginning of the sixth mass extinction, with limited time to avert an ecological catastrophe for biological systems and humans. The clock is ticking.

This talk describes the global evidence for climate change as the cause based on our decades-long global collaboration on lizards and frogs.

Dr. Barry Sinervo leads a multinational research team of scientists, working from the equator to the polar regions. The UCSC professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was recently awarded $2 million to study impacts of climate change on California ecosystems at the UC Natural Reserve System, the world's largest system of university-administered natural reserves, featuring examples of most major California habitats.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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