The Sixth Extinction
Free will has a problem. Either one chooses for a reason or for no reason. Either it's not a choice but an effect or it's not a choice but a dice roll. Either way, it's hard to blame someone like that.
The Sixth Extinction surveys human irruption and decimation of other species. It doesn't lay blame. At a species level, the course of human history seems to be a mix of mere causality and being lucky. There's no call-to-action at the end of the book, because it's not clear there is an action anyone can take to reverse human nature.
The image above was remixed using the following source image:
- Depiction of the extinct Chatham penguin (Eudyptes warhami), by Sean Murtha (CC BY-SA 4.0)