Skip to comments.The sixth mass extinction on Earth has officially begun and could threaten humanity's existence
Posted on 06/20/2015 12:28:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence, researchers have declared.
Researchers say a new study shows 'without any significant doubt' that we are entering the sixth great mass extinction on earth.
The study says that the window for conserving threatened species is rapidly closing.
The study shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event,' said Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment who led the research.
The new study, published in the journal Science Advances, shows that even with extremely conservative estimates, species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions, known as the background rate....
Despite the gloomy outlook, there is a meaningful way forward, according to Ehrlich and his colleagues.
'Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species, and to alleviate pressures on their populations notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change,' the study's authors write.
In the meantime, the researchers hope their work will inform conservation efforts, the maintenance of ecosystem services and public policy....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Progressive policies are squeezing the life out of the economy, they are on the home stretch - John P. Holdren wants to "de-develop the country"
"Resources must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in overdeveloped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries," Holdren and his co-authors wrote. "This effort must be largely political, especially with regard to our overexploitation of world resources, but the campaign should be strongly supplemented by legal and boycott action against polluters and others whose activities damage the environment. The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge. They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being. - White House Science and Technology Adviser, John P. Holdren.
2009: The Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development: The Population Bomb Revisited - by Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich
"....Some of the lowest birthrates are now found in the rich, fully industrialized nations of Europe and in Japan. Thats fortunate in one respect because it is the high-consuming rich nations that place the greatest pressure on humanitys staggering life-support systems (Ehrlich and Holdren 1971, Ehrlich and Ehrlich 2005).
The big exception is the United States, which is a center of over-consumption and whose population continues growing because of a relatively high birthrate (average family size about 2.1 children, compared with 1.4 in Italy and Spain and 1.3 in Germany and Japan) and high immigra-tion rate (4 per thousand, with Italy the same, Spain 7, Germany 0, and Japan 0). The nation has recently been in the strange position of debating immigration policy without ever discussing population policy...."
Ehrlich P. and J. Holdren. 1971. Impact of population growth. Science 171: 1212-1217.
Ehrlich P., Ehrlich A., and J. Holdren. 1977. Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment . San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Co.
February 19, 2015: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP NECESSARY & POSSIBLE?
"With the continued buildup of greenhouse gases and the continued apathy of governments towards the lethal results of human population growth, Paul and Anne Ehrlich believe that a potential environmental storm is building up to bring down civilization....
..... Can much of the world population come to understand that humanitys current dilemmas of environmental destruction, inequities, unemployment, and declining democracy, are not largely an accidental result of cultural evolution, but are rather mostly the consequences of deliberate planning, by those in charge, to increase their own wealth and power? Can they move dramatically to close the gap between the rich and poor that is especially dramatic in developing nations, and growing in many rich ones, especially the United States?....
.....The MAHBs [mahb.stanford.edukey] strategy is threefold: foster collaboration between natural scientists and social scientists to better understand the issues; build understanding of what we call foresight intelligencethe ability of individuals, institutions, governments, and society to act (behave) in future smart ways; and engage civil society (individuals and organizations), already concerned about collapse, in ways that strengthen the political impact of their endeavors. In short, the MAHBs main goal could be said to help generate a bottom-up program to produce large numbers of global citizens, who, in turn might be able to divert society from its suicidal course. The odds of success seem small, but what choice does any ethical person have but to try?"
1: The global warming crap is failing ergo a new crisis.
2: I am not seeing most of the planet gone as an entirely bad thing.
I’m kinda in agreement. I won’t need to worry about re-shingling the roof...doing oil changes....or putting up a new tile situation in the bathroom.
There is already another thread on this same topic/study? started here at FR: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3302192/posts
Research grants for studying faked crisis are much bigger than for just studying things as they are.
"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself. Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank, consultants to the United Nations
Isnt the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isnt it our responsiblity to bring that about? Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
"..The Club Of Romes 1972 environmental best-seller The Limits To Growth, examined five variables in the original model: world population, industrialisation, pollution, food production and resource depletion.
Not surprisingly, the study predicted a dire future for mankind unless we act now :
Around the same time, influential anthropologist and president of the American Medical Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Margaret Mead, gathered together like-minded anti-population hoaxsters at her 1975, North Carolina conference, The Atmosphere: Endangered and Endangering. Meads star recruits were climate scare artist Stephen Schneider, population-freak George Woodwell and former AAAS head, John Holdren (currently President Barack Obamas Science and Technology Czar). All three of them disciples of Malthusian catastrophist Paul Ehrlich, author of the The Population Bomb.
The conference concluded that human-produced carbon dioxide would fry the planet, melt the ice caps, and destroy human life. The idea being to sow enough fear of man-made climate change to force global cutbacks in industrial activity and halt Third World development.......
Feb 2015 WSJ: 12 Questions Obama's Science Advisor Refuses To Answer
The rise of the micromanaging totalitarian statist is what will kill the most people.
They always have.
Antichrist does a jig.
The New World Order: We need to kill billions of people to save the planet.
this is the most ridiculous article i’ve ever seen.
They’re going for the uber lie before too many people know the data doesn’t support any of their lies.
Pretty soon disagreeing with climate change liars and fraudsters will be a crime. Can’t point out the flawed study and corrupted data. That throws off the globalists control agenda.
Once these idiots have destroyed civilization, who pays for their pet projects?
Are they talking about ACA?
I hope the human population that is destroyed is the Muslim
portion, including Obama and his lovely wife.
“Im kinda in agreement. I wont need to worry about re-shingling the roof...doing oil changes....or putting up a new tile situation in the bathroom.”
Actually the most pressing problem that I see is that too much of the world’s population is lazy and/or stupid and seeks to have those of us that are productive provide for them for life. A corollary is that because of this problem, the world’s governments are broke or nearly so. It’s going to be “interesting” to see what happens when Greece goes belly-up, and if national bankruptcies continue, because what will likely follow will be another world war. The haves against the have nots.
".....Support from Joseph Stalin gave Lysenko even more momentum and popularity. In 1935, Lysenko compared his opponents in biology to the peasants who still resisted the Soviet government's collectivization strategy, saying that by opposing his theories the traditional geneticists were setting themselves against Marxism.
Stalin was in the audience when this speech was made, and he was the first one to stand and applaud, calling out "Bravo, Comrade Lysenko. Bravo." This event emboldened Lysenko and gave him and his ally Prezent free rein to slander the geneticists who still spoke out against him.
Many of Lysenkoism's opponents, such as his former mentor Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov, were imprisoned or even executed because of Lysenko's and Prezent's denunciations."...
I did search and then was busy getting links and didn’t go back to see if it had been posted.
I hope they can both stay active threads.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Strong, Holdren, the Erlichs; these people are truly the enemies of mankind.
..... Damn .... that's all we need is another Extinction Level Event!!!. Although .... I bet if Barack Obama supported it ..... John Boehner and certain Republicans would whole heartedly back him up on it giving him the power to do so.
He’s right....there is a mass distinction going on......it’s called ABORTION!
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