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NASA Warns Climate Change Could Cause Mass Extinction Event (Original Post) Stubborn Aug 2016 OP
Hoooraaaay for fossil fuel?! MynameisBlarney Aug 2016 #1
that's all folks heaven05 Aug 2016 #2
We are in the infancy of the 6th mas extinction event. arithia Aug 2016 #3

MynameisBlarney

(2,979 posts)
1. Hoooraaaay for fossil fuel?!
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 08:39 AM
Aug 2016

Thanks a LOT all you science-denying, pro-business at the cost of everything else assholes.

Your incessant lust for short term gain may just do us all in.

Enjoy your wealth as you starve to death, you fucking greedy motherfuckers.

If an ELE isn't avoidable, I'm am pretty damn sure the unwashed hordes will be screaming for the blood of those responsible.

arithia

(455 posts)
3. We are in the infancy of the 6th mas extinction event.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 12:31 PM
Aug 2016

It has already started.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/

"We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day [1]. It could be a scary future indeed, with as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century [2].

Unlike past mass extinctions, caused by events like asteroid strikes, volcanic eruptions, and natural climate shifts, the current crisis is almost entirely caused by us — humans. In fact, 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species, and global warming [3]. Because the rate of change in our biosphere is increasing, and because every species’ extinction potentially leads to the extinction of others bound to that species in a complex ecological web, numbers of extinctions are likely to snowball in the coming decades as ecosystems unravel. "

I'm glad this clip mentioned how food scarcity and displacement from drought leads to war. This is already happening and can be observed to peak in years of extreme climate events, like El Niño years.

http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2842

If you think the GOP is xenophobic now, wait until countries south of the US lose the arable land needed to sustain their populations.

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