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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?!
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    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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    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
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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.
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