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Good riddens.
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too many tin foil hats....so little time.
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What does one wear to an extinction?
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now we gotta resort to bugs and veggies ^~^ i love animals and seeing this happen really does make me feel like shit lets face it the amount of people who wanna help animals are outnumbered by the humans who just wanna hunt animals just for the fun of it -.-
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The world would be much better off without us to invade, pollute and kill off whole ecosystems and as a species we are the greatest threat to this planet we call home and we're supposed to share this planet with other life instead, we have to be greedy and have it all. People have differing views when it comes to man we can be seen as either this world's greatest life form or this world's most destructive life form. That article made me absolutely sick to my stomach to read but nobody on this rock will give a damn and that is the most saddening and infuriating thing to say nobody on this rock will give a twinkling towards this damn.
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Half of the world's entire animal population has been lost over just the last 45 years.

Good news: It's well within our capabilities to stop this.

Bad news: We usually don't react to these situations until we're on the brink of disaster, and this is something we can't wait on.
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This reminded me of the time everyone believed the world would end in 2012. NASA Even wrote an article Beyond 2012 and why the world didn't end.
When I saw this article I wasn't really surprised, I feel like it's too natural or something expected, something to worry about and maybe prevent, but at the same time not to be frightened about.
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pandrasb wrote:

psh you can warn people all you want, no one will listen, just like global warming. They still believe political bullshit, so I say, just sit back and watch everyone destroy themselves I say.


The denialism is mostly based on consequence rather than actual evidence. The deniers are too lazy or unwilling to accept the inconvenient responsibilities that would come with addressing the problem. But instead of just admitting that, they try to convince themselves the science must be fallacious.
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Species of animals will continue to go extinct. That's part of natural selection. I am completely in favor of being good stewards of Earth, but we overreacting to every little species that goes extinct solves nothing.
https://youtu.be/VEMtc1w4z6c
I thought this was interesting.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

http://www.livescience.com/51281-sixth-mass-extinction-is-here.html


Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.

Over the last century, species of vertebrates are dying out up to 114 times faster than they would have without human activity, said the researchers, who used the most conservative estimates to assess extinction rates. That means the number of species that went extinct in the past 100 years would have taken 11,400 years to go extinct under natural extinction rates, the researchers said.

Much of the extinction is due to human activities that lead to pollution, habitat loss, the introduction of invasive species and increased carbon emissions that drive climate change and ocean acidification, the researchers said.


There's still time to avoid this extinction with a rapid response to conserve endangered species and their habitats, stop over-exploitation of the environment for economic gain, and battle global warming.

But let's be realistic here, humans are too greedy and inept to do anything, so enjoy those birdies and elephants while you can, because soon they're gonna go POOF!


The cats have been planning this for that last century and now they are going to wipe us out with the 6th MASS EXTINCTION leaving them as the rulers of the world...well played my fluffy friends.
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belxfran-desu wrote:

This reminded me of the time everyone believed the world would end in 2012. NASA Even wrote an article Beyond 2012 and why the world didn't end.
When I saw this article I wasn't really surprised, I feel like it's too natural or something expected, something to worry about and maybe prevent, but at the same time not to be frightened about.


no one's expecting the apocalypse. mass extinctions can be dramatic, see the KT event, but the term simply means a lot of species going extinct in a short period of time. This isn't an end of the world scenario but it's one that could severely damage the world's ecosystem, and just as with climate change (a major contributing factor by the way) it's something we need to get on before we're beyond the pale. And unfortunately it's also something that will probably not get the attention or be treated with the seriousness it deserves.
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THE SKY IS FALLING!!! THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!!
Posted 6/20/15
humans are despicable things...

tell me something new
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Posted 6/20/15
Survival of the fittest bitches
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Sadly I don't think anything serious like this ever gets the attention it should get. It's sad to know how many things have been pointed out and could be prevented but the way the world is at the moment it feels as if it's minor. We get information like this, but what society does is discuss and not prevent. I 've discussed this with some of my friends, professors about preventions over this actual subject as well but I see no effort put into it at all.
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