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Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:06 PM
Just remember, it is not the earth that needs saving. We as a species are very arrogant. We do things that effect our environment, but any changes we make make it more difficult for us to survive. Overall, after we have come and gone, the earth will have time to bring forth new species that will thrive in the "desolence" that we left behind after our extinction. This planet has been here billions of years...People want to talk about organizing to save ourselves and we're still blowing each other up over imaginary problems...just watching the circling of the drain from the best seat in the house.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:43 PM
a reply to: loam

I'm tired of the climate change debate. Let's just start with the obvious stuff we know we are responsible for and can fix....toxic waste, general pollution, indiscriminate use of pesticides and antibiotics, agricultural mismanagement, food waste, overfishing, poor land management, etc... The targets are nearly endless.

Count me as severely less enthusiastic.

The epic failure here is man thinks he can prevent his own demise.

After centuries of warfare.

After centuries of disease.

After centuries of 'things' hitting the planet from far away.

To thing things like 'Yellowstones'.

Man has always been living on borrowed time.

From the dawn of time every era has had their 'dominate' species only to become the way of the dodo.

Instead of social engineering, and geoengineering. Mankinds future lays in rocket engineering.

To get us off this rock, and take our place where we belong.

Out there, and walk among the stars.
edit on 26-7-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:54 PM
a reply to: neo96

To get us off this rock, and take our place where we belong. Out there, and walk among the stars.

Noble and I agree... but it's never going to happen unless we work as a whole species. And we certainly won't have enough time unless we do that and double time it, that would include keeping the ecosystem as pure as possible because it's looking right now like we will undo ourselves before Yellowstone pops off.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:55 PM
There are 6+ billion people on this planet of course we're having an impact on the weather and other life forms. Whats going to happen when we have 15 billion people? Will mankind be able to sustain his way of living?

I spend most of my free time outdoors fishing and other recreational activities. I'm outside when it's sub zero tempretures. I've seen the impact locally on our own water ways. Parts of the great lakes are so polluted you can't even swim in them and they're the largest bodies of fresh water on the planet. We get our drinking water a few miles down stream where we dump our toilets and road run off. We have chemical factories dumping millions of gallons of cancer causing chemicals. This is going on in our own back yards I can only imagine what China and India are doing.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:26 PM

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:29 PM
when human lifeform came to exist on planet earth was by far the worst historical occurance in the history of the universe. a lifeform more destructive than all other lifeforms put together. they are the ruination of what could have been a beautiful balanced place for all other living creatures. but alas mankind has crippled the whole structure of balance and distorted the outcome of many living forms. its such a shame to be on this planet as a human and not as some other species.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:36 PM
a reply to: loam

Major Ed Dames, a remote viewing teacher, has predicted a series of killshots (solar eruptions) hitting the earth in the near future.

I have to agree with Major Ed. I believe this will start the max extinction the article speaks of.

He's been talking about this for years on Coast to Coast. He said the only way to determine when the killshot(s) will begin is to look at preceding events:

-North Korea uses Nuke in Anger (future event).

-Celestial event/object downs orbiting craft (future event).

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:49 PM
hello guys,

for me the question is not whether it will happen soon or in 10000 years... it doesn't really matter when but if we can do something about it.
Also we as a society should take care of the garbage we produce not just use this planet as a posession. The fact that we don't protect our own home sais a lot about us really.

The same if you go in visit to someone's flat and you judge him by the mess you see , imagine just for a second that another civilisation is watching us how we treat the place we live in and according to this will decide what to do with us.... we are just some bacteries that kill the organism that give them birth... so I wouldn't have too high hopes of survival outside ....

Anyway what we could do right now , that we already got written permission
from scientists is to get together and think about ways to impact the future of these poor species that were unlucky enough to coexist with us on this rock.

My ideea was to create a website like crowdfunding and each project in it to be dedicated one species of animals or plants... just one at a time is enough (we don't have to save them all at once) better save a few than none at all.
With the money the project owners can make shelters or provide some kind of environment that can maintain safety and good survival chanses.

I would really contribute to something like this.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:03 PM
People are the problem, blah blah.

Why don't you all be a good example and just kill yourselves for mother earth?

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:10 PM
99.9% of species that have ever existed on this planet are now extinct.. was man responsible for this also?

it is the natural way of things,

But right now we have a species that is capable of making an informed choice ( I said capable not is making)

Many of you have likened the human race to a disease or cancer this in my opinion is very wrong, mindless organisms that follow pre-determined paths are destructive if that's what their path dictates, but when I look at humans I see beauty, I see the ability to create for the pleasure of self and others ( Films, Art, Books etc) I see appreciation of rainbows, sunrises and the marvel of space itself. I see selfless acts of bravery with concern for others, animals AND the environment but these people are in the minority and not at present in control of current systems

We are but a mote of dust in the cosmic scheme and if you are all so small minded to think that this is it? and the infinite possibilities that await us outwards will not be achieved are wrong..

Only a few may survive to see such times, but survive we will, this is what we do , we choose to survive, we alter our surroundings to survive.

To survive it is obvious we must make the leap from the goldfish bowl where an infinite amount of resources are available, All things in the universe feed off each other,Life seems to feed off life , energy is never lost only transferred into different states., from suns exploding and creating new life, to that life consuming its surroundings to survive, this is how ALL of existence works .

We must choose wisely, and that will take time and many mistakes, forward thinking humans will outweigh bad thinking ones, the imbalance between the 2 sides decreases slowly over time as more information becomes available to the masses, but its a real lengthy process in whatever form that process will take

edit on 26/7/14 by Quantum_Squirrel because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:14 PM
Way to complicated of a problem to say simply we have to stop doing X to get Y.

Because stopping X could lead to the deaths of millions that would have lived if we hadn't stopped X.

we as a species at this moment is entirely to Emo to make those kinds of decisions (yes this will sound Nazi like). You cant say we have to do this for the planet... then 2 years later scream think of the children and start doing it again because a large number of young and old people died off.

Plus at this time you have all those countries surging upwards to join the first world nations that are not about to stop their economic growth because of something that will probably only effect their kids or grandkids. (yes I think people are that selfish)

Bottom line in my book, we have a lot of things we could be doing smarter to help the enviorment that we will not do because of selfish, political, emotional, or economic reasons.
edit on 26-7-2014 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: BestinShow

Ugh, you do realize that spiders (the vast majority) will cause you absolutely no harm right? In fact, many spiders prey upon more dangerous spiders, as well as keep flying pest populations down?

Everybody hatin' on SpiderBro.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:25 PM
ok so if in the past 99% of all living things was extinct we should finish the job with the rest of 1% which includes us by the way?
Sometimes thinking too far in advance can cloud what you have in front of you. Why the hell I should care about planets and worlds light years away when I cannot even save a panda in Asia?
We are responsible for whatever happens here so unless we take care of 'inferior' species and at least give them a chanse to survive we'll remain just with KFC chickens and pigs to feed us out of existence...
I just wonder how hard is for the world to come up with a solution for all this... thinking that we will solve it somehow is pure silly in a time when rockets fly and bullets talk all around the world...

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:08 PM
less spiders eh? I'm totally fine with that.

Otherwise it doesn't looks so good.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:58 PM
Read about this. Its a bit sad to think that people don't even care. Things like this have gone unnoticed for many years. We all think we're invincible. But we really need a reality check. We are bringing ourselves to our own downfall and nobody even cares.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:02 PM
personally I think Mother Nature will reset the playing field before we destroy all life.

And she will fill in the gaps when we are reduced/gone, of that I have no doubts.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:08 PM
a reply to: TomLawless

With the way you're speaking i think your location should be set to Jonestown, Guyana

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:44 PM
The most effective solution to this is to reduce the human population.

Unfortunately, business, religious and military institutions rely on large populations- the bigger and dumber the better,
so that's what we've gotten. Unless we somehow get rid of our traditional (and evil) leadership it will be almost impossible to stop the extinction.

Once the animals are gone we will be next.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:54 PM
You never know what may be influenced when a species goes extinct sometimes the impact would be unimaginable to you. There are some species which we have imagined like frogs.

Imagine that.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: loam

I suffer from arachnophobia

If spiders are going extinct.... i say Good Riddance!

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