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Stanford Biologist Warns: Early Signs of Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction in Progress.

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posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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OK this guy looks legit.

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Those who keep taking our biodiversity for granted: dumping corporate waste, spraying copious amounts of herbicides and pesticides, contaminating our water with fluoride, arsenic, and other industrial chemicals while generally ignoring the environment at large, have another thing coming. According to a Stanford biology professor, Rodolfo Dirzo, the earth has begun its 6th mass extinction cycle – and it’s our fa


Ok ATS'es what do you think? looks a little scary to me.

themindunleashed.org...




posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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I believe this planet has a way of re balancing itself.. and at the moment it is unbalanced. .. We as a human race will not change what we are doing because our lives and economies depend on polluting and slowly destroying this place we call home..
What happens next is anyone's guess although I believe it will be our children or grandchildren that suffer the most..



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient native American proverb



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: nighthawk1954

I read it and he's spot on.

Have you ever seen the film "The End Of The Line"? I was abhorred that Mitsubishi overfished the world's blue fin tuna purposefully to make it extinct; they are mass freezing the overfished fish so they can sell it for 80 bucks an ounce once it goes extinct for people that have been lured to like the taste of sushi. Things like that are the reason the ecosystem are fcked up.

Don't forget Monsanto deliberately killing off the bees and trying to "create" new ones for pollination. Gaia has gotten the job done her way for eons, but this less than 100 year old company that is responsible for Agent Orange thinks they can make artifical AI so they can have complete control over the food. Imagine a world where if you are a dissident, or the nation rises up, they can't grow any food because they don't have these "bees"? Talk about suicide bombing for real, proverbially.

And Soylent Green is people....



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 03:49 PM
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What, again?



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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Ooh todays doom porn.
Didn't take long to find as usual.

Volcanoes emit more toxins than all of mankind.
Add in some bovine flatulism for good measure.
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posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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If we don't work at stopping it, it will happen. We could end up with farm animals, food crops, and vermin and little else. We are working at it though. I'm sure a lot of plants and animals will go extinct, but I'm not real concerned about minor variants of one thing or another. Of course, that is a decline in biodiversity. On the positive side, world population is predicted to top out at 11 billion. I think new GMO animals will appear somewhere down the line.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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The sooner it happens the better, we don't deserve this planet.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: Parthin
If we don't work at stopping it, it will happen. We could end up with farm animals, food crops, and vermin and little else. We are working at it though. I'm sure a lot of plants and animals will go extinct, but I'm not real concerned about minor variants of one thing or another. Of course, that is a decline in biodiversity. On the positive side, world population is predicted to top out at 11 billion. I think new GMO animals will appear somewhere down the line.


The Hopi's said that life forms from the age before this one were sprouting and coming back. All that was needed was for people to pay attention.

Farming is collapsing; people's rights to individually grow are being trampled daily and agrofarming is destructive. Combine drought and an unstable climate where winters are longer now in areas and summers cooler and this is a tipping point.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:24 PM
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Thanks..

I could have gone all day without thinking about bovine flatulence.


OP

I see nothing wrong with cleaning up our mess and leaving our children and grandchildren clean fresh water, clean air and some natural unmolested forests etc.



Bovine flatulence?!

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posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:28 PM
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So because the planet has emissions that may destroy us, that is an excuse for us to add to it? Do you throw gasoline on a lightning caused forest fire? Think please.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: LoneGunMan
reply to: TinfoilTP


So because the planet has emissions that may destroy us, that is an excuse for us to add to it? Do you throw gasoline on a lightning caused forest fire? Think please.


Whatever people do in the US or EU to tax citizens and jack up the cost of living over "being green" will be negated exponentially tenfold by China.

The Grand daddy of lost causes, but a good way to funnel cash around for endeavors that don't have a snowballs chance in hell of ever getting funded.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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No excrement. There is no way to correct this imbalance with 7+ billion people breeding. The only inevitable outcome is a mass die-off. Deer on an island scenario. Religion, our economy and irresponsible human reproduction merge to form a perfect storm of extinction.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:42 PM
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www.amazon.com...

The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Ooh todays doom porn.
Didn't take long to find as usual.

Volcanoes emit more toxins than all of mankind.
Add in some bovine flatulism for good measure.


Volcanoes may emit toxins, but its a part of a natural cycle. Humans poison the planet in addition to the toxins emitted by volcanoes and other natural processes, so your argument really doesn't hold water.

You can stick your head in the sand all you want, but the problems wont go away while we are on our present course. Humans HAVE caused harm to this planet regardless of what people want to believe. Deforestation, pollution of rivers, poisoning of seas, extracting oil, other forms of mining, thousands of nuclear "test" detonations, destruction of natural habitats of many species, introducing species to non-native lands which throws the natural equilibrium out of balance, GMO crops, massive urban areas, etc.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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If you believe that, then maybe you should lead by example. Population isn't really the issue, its the abuse of resources by the profiteering elite. There is more than enough to go around and to spare, but that doesn't profit those at the top.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: Firefly_

originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Ooh todays doom porn.
Didn't take long to find as usual.

Volcanoes emit more toxins than all of mankind.
Add in some bovine flatulism for good measure.


Volcanoes may emit toxins, but its a part of a natural cycle. Humans poison the planet in addition to the toxins emitted by volcanoes and other natural processes, so your argument really doesn't hold water.

You can stick your head in the sand all you want, but the problems wont go away while we are on our present course. Humans HAVE caused harm to this planet regardless of what people want to believe. Deforestation, pollution of rivers, poisoning of seas, extracting oil, other forms of mining, thousands of nuclear "test" detonations, destruction of natural habitats of many species, introducing species to non-native lands which throws the natural equilibrium out of balance, GMO crops, massive urban areas, etc.


Go clean up China, then we'll talk. Not going to support a cost of living increase for a wasted cause.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: Firefly_

originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Ooh todays doom porn.
Didn't take long to find as usual.

Volcanoes emit more toxins than all of mankind.
Add in some bovine flatulism for good measure.


Volcanoes may emit toxins, but its a part of a natural cycle. Humans poison the planet in addition to the toxins emitted by volcanoes and other natural processes, so your argument really doesn't hold water.

You can stick your head in the sand all you want, but the problems wont go away while we are on our present course. Humans HAVE caused harm to this planet regardless of what people want to believe. Deforestation, pollution of rivers, poisoning of seas, extracting oil, other forms of mining, thousands of nuclear "test" detonations, destruction of natural habitats of many species, introducing species to non-native lands which throws the natural equilibrium out of balance, GMO crops, massive urban areas, etc.


I feel you there..the African Python problem of the Florida Everglades comes to mind. The Sokoke cats of Kenya also comes to mind.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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It's pretty sad how I'm not even going to have children but I care more about their future than most parents and future parents. The world needs a cultural shift and America should be the country we profess to be and lead the way even if it causes suffering across the board. Why the hell would China clean up if we're not. We've enjoyed seventy years or so of unchecked prosperity at the cost of foreigners and our own children.

It's time to pay our dues and we seem to be doing as a nation what we unilaterally deplore people individually. We're talking out endless debt in literal and figurative ways and refusing to pay for it. Were going we can outgun the debt collectors.

If you saw a guy with back taxes owed, saying on TV, "let the government try to take their money" you'd call him insane. America is doing the same thing and the scariest part is unlike that nut in my example we have an unparalleled capacity for destruction. 300 million can't take on 6.7 billion without using WMDs. It's time to grow up. America as a child was optimistic and thought it could fix the world. Now we're a jaded bitter self centered teenager. Time to grow up and put our time in like everyone else.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 09:04 PM
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The chances of us reversing this is ziltch. We are conditioning people all over the globe to plunder the land and pollute. This behavior is evil.



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