Earth's sixth mass extinction

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Bookfan
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Post   » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:42 am


Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn

A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/10/earths-s ... entists-warn

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:40 pm


So tragic. I have also read there are just too many of us and there are no signs human population growth will stop or reverse.
It is so sad to think we are the primary cause of this mass extinction event.

Bookfan
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Post   » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:14 pm


Yeah. With the dinos, etc. it was a huge meteor. With this extinction the cause is us. And unlike a giant meteor, this sixth extinction can, with luck, be addressed IF the political will exists.

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Post   » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:16 am


Here is a scary (but super cool) animation of temperature anomalies over time, put online by Antti Lipponen.

Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900 - 2016. Visualization based on GISTEMP data.



Since this is not displaying, copy and paste this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150411108@N06/35471910724/

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Post   » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:19 pm


A summary by Bob Henson of the information just released in the Climate Science Special Report. It doesn't look good. But we knew that.
This signed off report is not affecting the rollback of rules, regs, policies that could help address climate change.

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/blockbuster-assessment-hum ... arming-1950s

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