The Earth is in the midst of it's sixth mass extinction period: 50% of all species dying out.
"The current extinction event is due to human activity, paving the planet, creating pollution, many of the things that we are doing today,"
Go humans. Rah team.
obEP: Researchers send hired scavengers down to a dangerous ruined Earth to retrieve genetic samples of lost Terran plant or animal life.
If you've ever wondered how we do things internally at Catalyst, Adam has a post covering how we handle internal communications as a virtual office on the Shadowrun blog.
I would also add that we use some internal forums and wikis for our freelancers, allowing them to discuss things as a group and share information.
Real Name: Tobias Wolter
Firewall Codename: Concrete
Eclipse Phase Background Equivalency: Scum Barge Vagabond
Previous Experience: Several Shadowrun titles in both English and German
About Me: A long time Shadowrun enthusiast, I started freelancing about six years ago, and haven’t gotten that bug out of my system yet. In real life, you could call me a wageslave/indentured hypercorp drone focusing on Logistics and Supply Chain management (global, not interplanetary—yet).
Transhuman Interests: While the technological aspects are essential to transhumanism, I find myself more intrigued by the question of how do (trans)humans retain their "humanity?" In the face of a technology curve spun out of control, triggering massive (and potentially devastating) changes on political, social, economic and environmental levels, how would our image and definition of "humanity" change?
Here's a piece from Bruno Werneck, illustrating a scene from a ruined Earth. This was originally done black & white and then colorized after we made the switch to full color. Clickie clickie for a bigger size.