Hi, I’m Natalie Bowker and I’m a counselor here at Linfield College. I’m also one of the speakers at this year’s TEDxMcMinnville event. I am also excited that Linfield is hosting this TEDxMcMinnville event here on campus. I remember one kid took the Play-Doh he broke it into two pieces to illustrate his broken home. Yeah. Another kid took the Play-Doh and made it into a giant tidal wave to illustrate how her grief would knock her down. By the end of the century something between 30 and 50 percent of all species alive on this planet right now will go extinct. When that happens there will be no announcement, no signal they’ll just be gone.