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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 01:42 PM
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Sorry for getting off topic in your thread, but we are discussing something worth discussing.




posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: Skorpiogurl
Ten or twenty years from now millions of people will be saying they should have paid more attention to all of these little signs. It's baby steps that lead up to big changes for better or for worse. This makes me sad. In the end, politics won't matter anymore, but this stuff will.
Some people are paying attention, some people aren't. According to this, a million species are threatened with extinction:

1,000,000 species threatened with extinction

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.

“The overwhelming evidence of the IPBES Global Assessment, from a wide range of different fields of knowledge, presents an ominous picture,” said IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.”

“The Report also tells us that it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global,” he said. “Through ‘transformative change’, nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably – this is also key to meeting most other global goals. By transformative change, we mean a fundamental, system-wide reorganization across technological, economic and social factors, including paradigms, goals and values.”
That type of change will be really hard but it will take more concerned people like you to have a chance of making a difference.

If we don't change, what has been called "The Holocene Extinction" will continue, the 6th major extinction of species which is continuing now. The first five were caused by natural disasters/factors, but this one is being caused by humans.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: TaninimLong
Sometimes humans are to blame but sometimes that's just how evolution works.


To be fair, humans are mostly to blame. We are going through a major extinction event with species disappearing at an alarming rate, both flora and fauna.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: TaninimLong
a reply to: Skorpiogurl

It is sad, but as the Earth evolves, entire species often die off, of natural causes.

Sometimes humans are to blame but sometimes that's just how evolution works.



Does not the link say that nobody knows why?



posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 02:06 AM
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a reply to: Skorpiogurl Gee lets see we are getting UV ratings in the 40's when it should always be zero,lot's of plants sea animals are dying,water heating up,methane gas released,chemical leak from floods in mid west into water system,our time is up I'm afraid




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