It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by clutchcargo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:55 pm

Summer holidays in Greenland......yes!! 8)

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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by sigmoid » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:50 pm

Actually, it's not necessary to add the word "forever" but everybody seems to be doing it.


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from Tom Wolfe's "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test":
[Ken] Kesey's explicit teachings were all cryptic, metaphorical; parables, aphorisms: "You're either on the bus or off the bus", "Feed the hungry bee", "Nothing lasts", "See with your ears and hear with your eyes"...
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:21 pm

It is the ice on land that is the worry, not floating sea ice.
Perhaps people do not read the climate change data since they cite no sources.
https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2841/2018 ... nasa-noaa/
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I am sure I will not change anyone's mind with what scientists report though.
Everyone knows climate change is a vast left wing conspiracy, along with mass extinction.

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/pro ... on_crisis/

All fake news.
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by DaveG » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 pm

Humans just adapt, shit happened in the past and we survived, same will happen again and we will survive.
PS if I can't find something decent to eat soon I will be lucky to make it to next weekend.

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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by Cruisemonkey » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:48 am

DaveG wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Humans just adapt, shit happened in the past and we survived, same will happen again and we will survive.
Possibly... but I would not want to be living in a world where we have not checked the current trend. We're approaching a 'tipping point' where it will not be possible. However, even if we kill ourselves and many/most/all of the extant species on Earth, in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter. So long as there's liquid water, something will evolve to fill the niche(s) created by our folly. Life is the most tenacious thing in the universe; and we are not the pinnacle of evolution.
You could be next.
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by clutchcargo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:24 am

Here's one option to save the earth according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Keep the earth for residential use only and put our dirty factories on the moon. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amaz ... oon-2019-6
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:56 pm

Will the Mekong Delta sink by 2100?
16/06/2019 16:00 GMT+7
The Mekong Delta loses 300 hectares of land each year because of river and coastline erosion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
“The total land area lost in the last 10 years has reached over 3,000 hectares,” Tang Quoc Chinh from the Natural Calamities Control Department confirmed, adding that the landslides in the Mekong Delta are increasingly serious.

Will the Mekong Delta sink by 2100?
Chinh attributed the serious landslides to the many hydropower reservoirs on the Mekong, from China to Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

On the mainstream of Mekong, there are 19 reservoirs, of which seven in China have been built and one is under construction. In Laos, two are now being built, and another two are going to be built.

On the tributaries of the Mekong, a total of 142 reservoirs have been built, or are under construction, or planned.

Hydropower reservoirs will increase landslides in the Mekong Delta. These reservoirs prevent sediment from flowing downstream. Sediment has the effect of consolidating the delta and preventing erosion.

Hydropower reservoirs will increase landslides in the Mekong Delta. These reservoirs prevent sediment from flowing downstream. Sediment has the effect of consolidating the delta and preventing erosion.

Another reason behind the increasingly serious landslides is the overexploitation of sand in the upper course of the Mekong.

With the current sand exploitation and the rapid rise of reservoirs, the amount of sediment reaching the Mekong Delta is expected to decrease by 97 percent by 2040 compared with the years before 2007.
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by Barang chgout » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:16 am

Less sediment + rising oceans...that there is a lot of displaced people.

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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by Ryan754326 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:15 am

clutchcargo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:24 am
Here's one option to save the earth according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Keep the earth for residential use only and put our dirty factories on the moon. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amaz ... oon-2019-6
Good idea in theory, but the cost of shipping would be Astronomical.
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by Barang chgout » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:41 am

Cost is the problem here with economic theory driving expanding consumption....

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