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Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction
Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/25/14 | Lauren F Friedman - businessinsider.com

Posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet's many species went with them. It was the world's fifth, and most recent, mass extinction event.

Now, according to a July 25 review in the journal Science, the Earth seems to be at the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. Only this time, an asteroid is not to blame. We are.

"Human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change," the team of ecologists and biologists warn in Science. "Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance."

A third of all vertebrates, the scientists write, "are threatened or endangered."

There are several long-time drivers of what researchers call "defaunation" — the decline of various animal species. The study points to " overexploitation, habitat destruction, and impacts from invasive species" as continuing threats, but notes that soon, human-caused climate change will be the number one driver of defaunation. Diseases that come from pathogens introduced by humans are another growing threat.

The good news? We're not yet totally doomed.

As David Biello writes in Scientific American:

To avoid the sixth mass extinction we will probably have to employ more aggressive conservation, such as moving species to help them cope with a changing climate . Think re-wilding: reintroducing species like wolves or beavers that were once present in a given ecosystem but have since disappeared. Aggressive conservation might also mean killing off newcomer species to preserve or make room for local flora and fauna.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: agenda21; destroyed; doom; doomage; earth; massextinction; species
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Damn! 'Progress' is a messy affair.

The Earth has been pulverized before and its species,, and could be again.. someday..

Til then , Party like Bill Clinton is in the WH!!

1 posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Does that include communists, socialists, liberals, demonrats, and other assorted lefties?

Lord be praised!


2 posted on 07/25/2014 3:50:11 PM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: x1stcav

species, not ‘special interests’. lol


3 posted on 07/25/2014 3:50:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The arrogance of these idiots to think they need to artificially control nature.

Oh wait a minute. It’s what liberals do with everything.


4 posted on 07/25/2014 3:51:50 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: NormsRevenge

Some anal retentive chrome dome has always got a Big Idea about all the things YOU should be doing.

It never ends, and it’s been going on since forever.

Astoundingly, we’re still here.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 3:52:27 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: NormsRevenge

Those animals marked for extinction gotta’ figure a way to keep up. Simple.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 3:52:37 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Survival of the fittest: Liberals are doomed as mooching is not a survival skill.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 3:53:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: NormsRevenge

8 posted on 07/25/2014 3:54:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s estimated that over 90% of all marine species and over 70% of terrestrial vertebrates got whacked during the Permian extinction, but you know, things worked out.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 3:54:54 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: NormsRevenge
The occupation media has to keep the narrative alive and promote further totalitarian control. For that, I give them George Carlin.

Saving the Planet
10 posted on 07/25/2014 3:57:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: All

Yep...and all this is gonna happen overnight....*LOL*


11 posted on 07/25/2014 3:57:06 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: CodeToad

12 posted on 07/25/2014 3:57:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: NormsRevenge

The horseshoe crab seems to be doing ok.


13 posted on 07/25/2014 3:58:37 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: NormsRevenge

So who’s going to ultimately say which “newcomer species” should be killed off to make way for local fauna? What if these newcomers demonstrate superior adaptive & survival skills that would weather a REAL extinction event ?


14 posted on 07/25/2014 3:59:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (Gore-Bull Smarming)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey liberal earth worshipers, did Gaia goof up when she evolved you? Maybe this is the way she corrects problems like this. How dare you interfere!


15 posted on 07/25/2014 4:00:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Interesting that the ‘Science’ article is just what the Agenda 21 crowd wants. How convenient!


16 posted on 07/25/2014 4:03:01 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And I feel fine.


17 posted on 07/25/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought liberals called it “The Circle of Life”? Wasn’t there a song about it meant to indoctrinate kids? LOL


18 posted on 07/25/2014 4:06:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: NormsRevenge

As long as they’re all liberals.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: MichaelCorleone

That was my first thought. It’s Agenda 21 plain and simple. Warehouse the people and let loose the animals. I wondered when someone else would recognize it.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 4:06:44 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: DJ MacWoW

I always liked the line from “A Bug’s Life”

“It’s a bug eat bug out there, Princess, it’s one of those ‘Circle of Life’ kind of things.”


21 posted on 07/25/2014 4:09:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mikrofon

What newcomer species?


22 posted on 07/25/2014 4:09:48 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: TalBlack
The animals who survive are the ones I want to eat, not those weak species.
Spotted owl are survivors and I bet they taste great served with Baby seal salads.
23 posted on 07/25/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hells bells, our overlords are going to be thrilled they don’t have to rely on Obamacare. This is probably how they will explain all the dying going on.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 4:11:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NormsRevenge

“The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet.”

“I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don’t think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, ‘tomorrow could be too late, let’s do now what we need to do’.”

“I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet.”

—Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005

25 posted on 07/25/2014 4:11:33 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: NormsRevenge

Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

CAIRO – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.

In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

26 posted on 07/25/2014 4:13:00 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: NormsRevenge

“Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader, has broken a 20-year silence in an interview from his prison cell to warn the world of an impending apocalypse due to global warming.

[snip]

“Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere,” he said. “The automobiles and fossil fuels are destroying the atmosphere and we won’t have air to breathe.

27 posted on 07/25/2014 4:14:29 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: NormsRevenge

“Re-wilding”? .....you introduce me to Marie Osmond and you’ll see some re-wilding.

Yeah, I saw her Grandma commercial. I’d sit with her on the front porch swing any day.


28 posted on 07/25/2014 4:18:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NormsRevenge

These scientists are probably related to the Population Zero advocates of 50 years ago.

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29 posted on 07/25/2014 4:18:02 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Dusty Road
What newcomer species?

Obama Zombies?


30 posted on 07/25/2014 4:19:18 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: NormsRevenge

Do a study of Agenda 21....this is not harmless.


31 posted on 07/25/2014 4:21:37 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Aggressive conservation might also mean killing off newcomer species to preserve or make room for local flora and fauna.

Despite what many think, man isn't God......It's best to let nature take its course........

32 posted on 07/25/2014 4:22:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: blueunicorn6

I’ll take Rachel Welch, sir.


33 posted on 07/25/2014 4:22:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: NormsRevenge

About darn time. What do we need 732 different kinds of jellyfish for anyway? If you can’t get the job done with one, forget it.


34 posted on 07/25/2014 4:24:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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I’ll take Rachel Welch, sir.

I admire your taste. I clearly remember the first time I saw her in a movie.

35 posted on 07/25/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: NormsRevenge

Firstr,somebody is going to have to prove to me that there WERE dinosaurs 65 million years ago.


36 posted on 07/25/2014 4:27:59 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: dfwgator
LOL!

The libs write it but don't understand it.

37 posted on 07/25/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: blueunicorn6

Do you remember her first appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight show? I thought back then, “What a hot babe, (in a few years)” Johnny looked liked he was gonna do the nasty with a juvenile. I left the country soon after to hide in the banana bushes and bamboo and when I got home I saw her on TV and said to myself “My whole life has been wasted”. Her and Valeri Bertineli are two orchids God put on earth, never to be messed with.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 4:28:34 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hopefully Spotted Owls will be among them.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 4:31:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: x1stcav

No, the cockroaches always survive.


40 posted on 07/25/2014 4:31:13 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: MHGinTN

Wouldn’t we all......Wouldn’t we all.


41 posted on 07/25/2014 4:31:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hot Tabasco

Nature is interfered with by morons.

i.e. pythons in the everglades. I’m all for controlling invasive species to protect a natural environment the way it’s supposed to be before idiots affected it.


42 posted on 07/25/2014 4:32:06 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: NormsRevenge
We'll still have a large variety of dogs and cats to keep us company...

...and to cook up on the grill if necessary.

43 posted on 07/25/2014 4:32:34 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: NormsRevenge

so, the solution to humans is more meddling by libtard humans.


44 posted on 07/25/2014 4:33:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Dusty Road

The words of eminent “Scientific American” David Biello ...

Most of the AGW crowd believe that Humanity qualifies as a “newcomer” anywhere on the planet.


45 posted on 07/25/2014 4:33:45 PM PDT by mikrofon (Gore-Bull Smarming)
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To: Safetgiver

I saw her once at a concert. She wanted me. I could tell by the way she smiled at me and the five thousand other people there. You’re right about Valerie Bertinelli. If she would have seen me from about a hundred yards away in the dark, I’m sure she would have smiled and wanted me, too. I’m pretty darn good looking to women who can’t see me.


46 posted on 07/25/2014 4:38:38 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ETL 2

You’ve quoted a dictator, a terrorist and a psychopath. Amazing how much they sound like Obama! ;)


47 posted on 07/25/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

A dictator, a terrorist and a psychopath walk into a bar.

The bartender says, “What’ll it be Mr. President?”


48 posted on 07/25/2014 4:40:58 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: oldtech
Firstr,somebody is going to have to prove to me that there WERE dinosaurs 65 million years ago.



Q.E.D.
49 posted on 07/25/2014 4:41:28 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Flag_This
It’s estimated that over 90% of all marine species and over 70% of terrestrial vertebrates got whacked during the Permian extinction, but you know, things worked out.

Trilobites were wiped out, so I wonder how they woyuld have tasted with melted butter. But crabs lived, so we are OK.

As to the terrestrial vertebrates, the demise of Dimetrodon was probably a good thing...

50 posted on 07/25/2014 4:42:55 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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