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It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:16 pm
by Anchor Moy
I won't be around when humans run out of fresh air and water altogether, but it does seem that this something that we should be concerned about. Reading this made me think that Cambodia is a sort of micro-cosmos of what is happening globally.

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life
Scientists reveal 1 million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report
Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

Mon 6 May 2019 11.59 BST
Last modified on Wed 8 May 2019 17.37 BST

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.

From coral reefs flickering out beneath the oceans to rainforests desiccating into savannahs, nature is being destroyed at a rate tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10m years, according to the UN global assessment report.

The biomass of wild mammals has fallen by 82%, natural ecosystems have lost about half their area and a million species are at risk of extinction – all largely as a result of human actions, said the study, compiled over three years by more than 450 scientists and diplomats.

Two in five amphibian species are at risk of extinction, as are one-third of reef-forming corals, and close to one-third of other marine species. The picture for insects – which are crucial to plant pollination – is less clear, but conservative estimates suggest at least one in 10 are threatened with extinction and, in some regions, populations have crashed. In economic terms, the losses are jaw-dropping. Pollinator loss has put up to $577bn (£440bn) of crop output at risk, while land degradation has reduced the productivity of 23% of global land.

The knock-on impacts on humankind, including freshwater shortages and climate instability, are already “ominous” and will worsen without drastic remedial action, the authors said.

“The health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide,” said Robert Watson, the chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Ibpes). “We have lost time. We must act now.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -un-report

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:26 pm
by clutchcargo
Nothing to worry about. Man will colonise other planets in the galaxy. :beer3:

Have you seen the movie Interstellar?


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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 pm
by IraHayes
So long and thanks for all the fish.

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:19 pm
by Anchor Moy
clutchcargo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Nothing to worry about. Man will colonise other planets in the galaxy. :beer3:

Have you seen the movie Interstellar?

Thanks, haven't seen it, but I'm sure we'll do a good job on the other planets too. :dragonchase:

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:43 pm
by DaveG
Anchor Moy wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:19 pm
clutchcargo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Nothing to worry about. Man will colonise other planets in the galaxy. :beer3:

Have you seen the movie Interstellar?

Thanks, haven't seen it, but I'm sure we'll do a good job on the other planets too. :dragonchase:
Yes sure we will,

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:45 pm
by Username Taken
"“We have lost time. We must act now.""

He's absolutely correct, but while greed continues to exist we'll just have to suck it up.

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:31 pm
by bong.kuit
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:42 pm
by sigmoid
Humans were genetically engineered by intergalatic beings (the gods of ancient times) who programmed them to terraform the earth by consuming and destroying everything.

After the planet has been completely sterilized, the aliens will land and start from scratch.

I thought "everybody" knew this already.

Anyway, enjoy it while you still can.

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:52 pm
by John Bingham
I noticed this quite a while back. I'm glad to hear that it's now official. There are many who don't want to believe it though.

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

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:41 pm
by k*rm*geddon
Fear not, JB.
The Call To Arms has come from the 'Everyone is Equal But I'm More Equal than You' Leftist elite like Leonardo Dicaprio and Emma ("Donald Trump is a White Nationalist") Thompson.
Rally round. Rally round.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -York.html