Shadow Biosphere

Shadow Biosphere, 2011

Keyword: Contamination, new organisms, extinction, lost species, artificial world, installation

Man-made biodiversity to recover Earth’s lost species.

Climate change, a human population of 9 billion, the effects of deforestation and rising oceans will drive species to extinction. Scientists say three species of organisms become extinct every hour due to environmental pressures created by humans. Biodiversity is not just a green issue. It is vital as a life support system and we simply cannot exist without rich biodiversity. If we don’t act now, we will loose organisms which might become a solution to unforeseen disasters and diseases.

Will humans act to preserve biodiversity in time?

If not, how could we create new species of flora and fauna to regenerate Earth’s life support system?




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