A United Nations intergovernmental analysis released last Monday said the extinction rate of many species of animals and plants is approaching “unprecedented” levels. This will cause a decline in global biodiversity and have alarming implications for human health, prosperity and long term survival because we depend on many species for food and livelihoods.

The 1,500-page report, “Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” (IPBES), said “more than a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction — many are predicted to be extinct within a few decades — because of rampant poisoning, looting, vandalism and wholesale destruction of Earth’s forests, oceans, soils, watersheds and air.”

The report said the devastation is proceeding at a rate tens to hundreds of times faster than during the past 10 million years — and could plunge the planet into a sixth mass extinction event.

Based on a systematic review of about 15,000 scientific papers and government reports assessing changes over the past five decades, complied and analyzed by 455 experts in 50 countries, the report, said GrrlScientists at Forbes.com, “finds more than 40% of amphibian species, almost 33% of reef-forming corals and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened, and at least 680 vertebrate species had been driven to extinction since the 16th century. The picture is less clear for insect species, but available evidence supports a tentative estimate of 10% being threatened.”

Driving biodiversity extinctions are, (1) land and sea use, including development, logging, mining and harvesting, and (2) hunting and fishing for food or for trade in body parts.

Climate change is third. Pollution and invasive alien species are fourth and fifth. Causes of pollution are 400 millions tons of heavy metals, toxic sludge and other wastes dumped in oceans and rivers every year. Causes of invasive species are rats, mosquitoes, snakes and plants hitchhiking on ships or airplanes.

All of which pose serious threats to human health, prosperity, security and the future of modern society said Robert Watson, atmospheric chemist at the University of East Anglia who chaired the seventh IPBES session this month in Paris.

“It is not too late to make a difference,” he said, “but only if we start now at every level from local to global. Through ‘transformative change’ nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably.”

Saying the report provides the most systematic accounting of the toll humans have had on Earth’s biodiversity, a Wall Street Journal story said the global population has grown to 6.7 billion from 3.7 billion in 1970, causing increased farming, fishing and energy use. Which has changed an estimated 75% of the land and 66% of the marine environment. Reversing extinction trends means reducing food waste, adopting more sustainable fishing practice and improving land and water management.

Knowing the very politically left media is accepting this report without question, we recall other ominous predictions of calamity.

In 1969, The Washington Post warned “… get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters, the worst may be yet to come … there’s no relief in sight. The prediction at the inaugural Earth Day celebration in 1970 said billions of people would die because of a disastrous ice age and lack of food. In June 1989, a U.N. official said “governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect.”

In June 2017, wrote Peter Brannen in the Atlantic, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Smithsonian paleontologist Doug Erwin addressed a ballroom full of geologists on the dynamics of mass extinctions and power grid failures —which, he said unfold in the same way.

“People who claim we’re in the sixth mass extinction don’t understand enough about mass extinctions to understand the logical flaw in their argument. To a certain extent they’re claiming it as a way of frightening people into action, when in fact, if it’s actually true we’re in a sixth mass extinction, then there’s no point in conservation biology,” he said.

Citing the 2003 power grid collapse that darkened huge sections of Canada, the eastern U.S. and parts of the Midwest because of a software bug in Ohio, he said Earth’s mass extinctions might unfold from secondary cascades of devastating chain reactions no one understands.

 “It’s a network collapse problem,” he said. “Just like power grids. Network dynamics research has been getting a ton of money from DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency]. They’re all physicists who don’t care about power grids or ecosystems. They care about math. The secret about power grids is nobody actually knows how they work. It’s exactly the same problem you have in ecosystems.

“If we keep things up long enough, we’ll get to a mass extinction, but we’re not in a mass extinction yet.” he said.

A study by National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2015, said American Thinker columnist Jack Hellner, said only 477 species have gone extinct since 1900, 4% a year.

“Purpose of the dire predictions is to clearly transfer freedom, power and money from the people to the government,” he said. We agree. Instead of enriching government, making people more dependent on socialist government, instill capitalism, which improving society, will stem mass extinctions.

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DeadBolt


Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
How often at night where the heavens are bright
With the light of the glittering stars
Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds that of ours
Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
Then give me a land where the bright diamond sand
Flows leisurely down to the stream
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
Like a maid in a heavenly dream
Oh I would not exchange my old home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where the seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

David Collins

A whole bunch of “could happens, might happens and ifs and but’s “ more liberal scare tactics. No mention of any new species arriving to replace the old ones. Nature abhors a vacuum and will provide. These guys really need to get a real job. Author is correct. The birds and the bees don’t give a darn about power grids. Nor should they.

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JusticeForAll

Don't worry, someone will push the button. Problems solved. Think of it as a reboot.

Core Sounder

nothing more than researchers looking for grant money from taxpayers. The old rule of business was find a need and fill it and the world will beat a path to your door. The new rule seems to be to create a problem real or not and some government agency will provide funding to study it

NC-Native-Son

Quoting a tabloid like the Atlantic and interspersing that with some extra names means nothing. The bottom line is that there is data supporting climate change and human impact on the environment. I do not know how you define good or bad or indifferent, but you seem to have the belief that we do not change our environment.

DeadBolt

The democratic party in on the endangered list right about now..Creepy Joe? Really? [yawn]

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David Collins

Sure, we do change our environment. What was once a meadow is now a strip mall. What once was pristine shoreline is now a waterfront town. Much beyond that is where nature’s powerful forces interact with land masses building mountains, changing the courses of rivers as well as the land masses themselves. Tectonic shifting moves them all about the planet, albeit rather slowly. That is why warm water fossil remains are found in the mountains as well as the poles. Nothing is static and there is no remedy. Adapt or go extinct.

chainsaw

First thing Big Joe is going to do after being elected President is to take deranged donny out behind the woodshed and teach him a lesson.

DeadBolt

Here is whats in store for democrats , this is what happens when you steal things, in NC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07bjyxgxG94 .... All your great kids at UNC, ok................ Creepy Joe is gonna be swamped with the Cosby Clan!  Hillary for jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRUMP FOR 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DeadBolt

UH-OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Wait, looks like someone is getting on with FACTUAL BROKEN LAWS!!!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8LDDu_nXMc All these Utopatarians/ democrazy's were in this, even sleepy joe's Boss, means he had to know too! Not good Joe, not good. (well, and then there is sleepy Joe's kid, in the Ukrainian scam). That's documented. (FACTS for all those utopatarians who like feelings) Feelings , nothing more that Feelings.................

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DeadBolt

Creepy sleepy Joe................ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqNSO_ZCpiY ....

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David Collins

Big Joe is going to have his own investigation issues. Seems like “Big Joe” likes family enrichment as much as he likes touching women. Time will tell. Should “Big Joe” get in, then you will deserve what you get. The rest of us, not so much. Way to early to be borrowing trouble.

chainsaw

hey francis did big joe ever brag on camera about grabbing women in their privates like your el-presidente'

David Collins

No he did not. Probably did not get that far but his campaign is in it’s infancy stage. Anything like that and more will come out. You can take that to the bank. Bragging about female conquests have no place in election politics even though there are plenty of females out there that are attracted to power like moths to a flame. Goes for both sides as well. If the truth were known, there would be far fewer members of Congress at the end of the day. Male and female.

DeadBolt

Well, i'm not the person you asked, but, um, yea, in FACT, here is one quick vid, there are hundreds of him ou youtube actually doing this though, so, you can look them up.

Creepy Uncle Joe Can't Control Himself


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAymXlGSplU

And, to think, you utopatarians don't have a parking ticket from Trump, hahahahahahahahaahhahahahahaha

What a joke. [beam]

DeadBolt

Oh, what the heck, here are hundred's of links actually SHOWING CREEPY JOE'S , um, shall we say, hidden mental fantasy's .........

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=creepy+joe+groping+girls


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