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    Mass Extinction, National Academy of Science study weighs in

    http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2017...49114.abstract

    "Our data indicate that beyond global species extinctions Earth is experiencing a huge episode of population declines and extirpations, which will have negative cascading consequences on ecosystem functioning and services vital to sustaining civilization. We describe this as a ?biological annihilation? to highlight the current magnitude of Earth?s ongoing sixth major extinction event."


    Wow! Biological Annihilation sounds awesome!! The fruits of human 'progress'. Is it really 'progress' if it destroys life on Earth?!
    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

    "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

    #2
    Originally posted by Oddity View Post
    Wow! Biological Annihilation sounds awesome!! The fruits of human 'progress'. Is it really 'progress' if it destroys life on Earth?!
    Despite the good we are capable of, overall we are a virus; a scourge if you will.
    The sooner humanity expires, the better for life on this planet.

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      #3
      Biggest crisis facing the entire planet and not many people even realize. Life. On. Earth. Is. Collapsing.

      On the bright side, a few degrees of warming won't matter once everything is dead. Silver lining!! It might even help enable the next rise of life, over the next few million years.

      More data:

      https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.t...n-impact-earth
      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

      "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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        #4
        Originally posted by slow_runner View Post
        Despite the good we are capable of, overall we are a virus; a scourge if you will.
        The sooner humanity expires, the better for life on this planet.
        This may sound just messed up but.... There is something you can do about it. I have herd this argument before about how horrible people are blah blah blah. Yet all of you are still living. Not one has taken his life"for the betterment of planet earth". Just saying. Not saying I want you to kill yourself, just making a point.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Oddity View Post
          Biggest crisis facing the entire planet and not many people even realize. Life. On. Earth. Is. Collapsing.

          On the bright side, a few degrees of warming won't matter once everything is dead. Silver lining!! It might even help enable the next rise of life, over the next few million years.
          Well, EVERYTHING won't die. Bacteria, viruses, cockroaches and what not would survive.
          T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mize View Post
            Well, EVERYTHING won't die. Bacteria, viruses, cockroaches and what not would survive.

            Some of them, sure. Hopefully enough for another round of sentience to develop. Eventually. And smarter than us.
            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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              #7
              Originally posted by #LHB# View Post
              This may sound just messed up but.... There is something you can do about it. I have herd this argument before about how horrible people are blah blah blah. Yet all of you are still living. Not one has taken his life"for the betterment of planet earth". Just saying. Not saying I want you to kill yourself, just making a point.


              Go back, read my post again, then exercise some comprehension.

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                #8
                It’s odd to me that the topic of human overpopulation is apparently taboo. When I was born in 1967 there were HALF as many people on the planet! Can you even believe that? It will take another 200 years for it to double again because there are so many humans now. I have my doubts as to whether humans will make it another 200 years, not at this rate.
                chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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