The End of Evolution

The End of Evolution

| 46 min

Twice in our planet's history, catastrophic extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. According to this startling documentary, a third mass extinction is now unfolding. But this time, the cause is not a volcano or an asteroid crash, it is human devastation of the environment.

Join Dr. Peter Ward on fascinating expeditions to South Africa, Hawaii and Alberta. As the paleontologist sifts through clues of what went wrong millions of years ago, he discovers trends similar to those occurring today. Ecosystems are being destroyed and species are disappearing at an astounding rate.

The threat to earth's diversity of life can be clearly linked to carbon dioxide emissions, pollution and global warming. Can the impact of humans on the environment be fatal? Featuring dramatic footage and interviews with experts, this documentary raises urgent questions about our future. Unless the rich biodiversity of the planet is protected, much of life as we know it may vanish.

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Credits
  • participation
    Peter Ward
    Rob Cowie
    Roger Smith
    Alexis Rockman
    Niles Eldridge
    Dennis Braman
    Arthur Sweet
    Michael Hadfield
    Bruce Carlson
  • writer
    Tom Radford
  • direction
    Tom Radford
  • producer
    Melissa Ruckmick
    Tom Radford
    Joe MacDonald
    Michael Scott
  • executive producer
    Andrew Koster
    Graydon McCrea
  • editor
    Michel Lalonde
  • director of photography
    Randy Tomiuk
  • music composer
    Michael Becker
  • narrator
    Tom Anniko
  • production manager
    Melissa Ruckmick
  • production assistant
    Teo Radford
  • location sound
    Jamie Kidd
    Clancy Livingston
    Mike Myrden
  • sound editor
    Downy Karvonen
  • post-production sound
    Beta Sound Recorders
  • sound mixer
    Downy Karvonen
  • post-production off line
    Picture Engine
  • post-production video
    Studio Post
    Bill Hamilton
  • online editor
    Kevin House
  • production executive
    John Panikkar