Don Melnik

SciTech Now Episode 437

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at the data behind our changing climate; Don Melnik discusses the extinction of thousands of animals and plant species; we visit the Liberty Science Center; and how GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.

The extinction crisis

A new study is re-evaluating the extinction of thousands of animal and plant species. Leading this project is Columbia University professor and biologist Don Melnik. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain why he believes current extinction estimates are vastly underestimated.