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We are currently witnessing the start of a mass extinction event the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for at least 65 million years. This is the alarming finding of a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
This latest research tells us what we already knew. Humans have in the space of a few centuries swung a wrecking ball through the Earth’s biosphere. Liquidating biodiversity to produce products and services has an end point. Science is starting to sketch out what that end point could look like but it cannot tell us why to stop before we reach it.
TextAs I have said many times, humans are the only species that does not quite fit into the "natural to planet earth" environment. For instance, we create artificial structures to protect us from the planets natural climate
can get sunburned in an instant and die within a few minutes in cold temperatures
We did not come from this planet - we were introduced to it - and we are doing a mighty job of destroying it.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
Clue 1: We have all the available evidence from the fossil records to show previous mass extinctions.
Clue 2: We have all the available evidence from present biology and natural sciences to show we are in a mass extinction...erm...hold on, aren't we discovering many hundreds of species a year? Aren't the oceans considered to be an undiscovered country?
So our perspective is flawed, we have no idea about our own reality, how can we come to conclusions without all the evidence?