NEW ERA on our PLANET: Tracking the Anthropocene


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 April 2016

2015 through 2018


 INTRODUCTION
Nature is no longer in charge. There's a new sheriff in town, and he's a real piece of work. In any case, the greedy motivations of man have replaced the driving fertility of Nature as the leading force on this planet, and even the scientists have noticed. Which means it needs a name...

 

Done. I already named it, when I recognized the depth of our nasty effects a long time ago: The Scum-o-cene. We are leaving the spiritual and physical equivilant of a nasty bathtub ring on the Spirit and Body of Nature as humanity, "consumes" both.

I abhor and reject identification as a, "consumer."

Check out these next introductory articles, then we follow the general outlines of our re-modeling of this world.

 REFERENCES

The Scum-o-Cene: 
Introductions
The indications of a new geological epoch marked by human impact are clear
,
 University of the Basque Country, 1-20-16.

The Blow-by-Blow Score:

Tracking the Human Affect: April-May 2017.

Hiding in the Shadow of our own Ignorance?

  

The Situation 
February 27, 2017

Will naming the Anthropocene lead to acceptance of our planet-level impact?
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, February 27, 2017.

 

 

RELATED
January 2018 Eco Crash News

 

Latest Anthropocene News

February 21

KARMA GOES HIGH & LOW

Sea Level to High Altitude Ecosystems Destroyed

High Elevation Wildflowers Disappearing

Sea Level Marshes Disappearing

 

 

 

February 15

BAD HUMANS

Death of Nature

A Global Retreat

 

 

 

February 14, 2018

Massive Environmental Destruction

Global Proliferation of Urban Crapholes

472 cities above a million, 32 megacities above 10 million

 

 

 

January 16, 2018

TIMELESS HUMAN EVIL

Visible, Geological-Scale Effect

Determining The Anthropocene Reference Point

 

 

 

 January 9

The Biggest Tipping Point

Warming can "short-circut" Food Chains?

 

 

Humans: Salting the Earth

And the Sky, the Water, the Fields

 

 

 

 January 4

Warming Times

Coral on the Way Out

 

 

 

January 1.  2018

Aridification Baked-In

Vast Global Ecosystem Changes Underway

 

 

 

December 12, 2017

Last Cheetahs on Earth

Survey of Sadness

 

 

 

December 6

Our Dying Planet

Crashing Ecosystems Everywhere

End of the Line for the Sumatran Tiger?

 

 

 

November 29

The Jena Experiment: Total Ecosystem Monitoring

Biodiversity Critical for Nitrogen Cycle

 

 

 

November 19

CLIMATE CRASH

Scraping Along the Bottom of Ma Nature's Barrel

Pittance Salmon Run Causes Joy

 

 

North Sea Changed & Changing

So Are its Birds

 

 

 

November 16

Ma Nature
Locked & Loaded

Climate change impacts already locked in

 

 

Groundwater Double-Wammy

Groundwater depletion adds CO2
&
Groundwater Recharge Declines in West under Climate Change

 

 

 

November 15

CRASHING CLIMATE 

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Back Up

Amazon's Forest recovery limited by climate change

 

 

Warmth Warping the Weather World

Changing Storm Tracks in Warming World

 

 

 

November 13

Global Weather Disaster Growing

The Wages of Irresponsible Growth

25th Anniversary of "World Scientist Warning to Humanity"

 

 

Tree & Forest News

Heat brings Bug Death, Invasive Species, to Forests, Too

 

 

 

November 1

Can Coral Make the Climate Change Cut?

Unlikely, but not Impossible 

 

 

 

October 26

Another Sacrifice on the Alter of Greed

Slow Death for Lemurs

 

 

 

October 25 

Birth of the Corporate Growth Machine of Death

Start Point of Planatary Death

 

 

 

October 11

 Evolution

Lobotomizing the Web of Life

The beneficiaries of mass extinction

 

 

September 18

Anthropocene Scorecard

When it comes to the threat of extinction, size matters,
OSU, September 18, 2017.

 

 

 

September 14

Fish Challenged Everywhere

Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world,
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, September 13, 2017.

Fish-Oceans-Water

 

 

Warm Enough Now

Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction -- IUCN Red List,
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE, September 14, 2017.

Tree News

 

 

Too Warm Now

 Scientists blame climate change for loss of pikas in Lake Tahoe,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, September 14, 2017.

Previous Pika News

 

 

 

September 8

Bye Bye Butterfly

 Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America,
WSU, September 7, 2017.

Butterfly News

 

 

 

September 6

Saying Goodbye
Animal Parasites

Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070,
SMITHSONIAN, September 6, 2017.

Rising heat decreasing parasite populations.

 

 

 

August 31

Rapidly Changing Sierra Nevada

Climate Change Spells Extinction for Pikas of Lake Tahoe,
August 31, 2017.KQED.


Original Research

American pika disappears from large area of California's Sierra Nevada mountains,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA CRUZ, August 30, 2017.

 

 

 

July 10

 

Prelude to global extinction,
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, July 10, 2017.

 

 

 

June 21

 

When estimating extinction risk, don't leave out the males,
UNIVERSITY OF BATH, June 22, 2017.

 

 

Small rodent species may become endangered,
WILEY, June 22, 2017.

 

 

May 31

 

IDIOT ALERT

We're on the brink of mass extinction -- but there's still time to pull back,
MCGILL UNIVERSITY, May 31, 2017.

Well meaning idiots at McGill are soft-pedaling the anthropocene by still putting Nature in terms of an "end product," representing it as a value in dollars and profits, rather than its essential value as the root of all life and meaning on this planet.

This perspective reveals who they work for.

Eliminating the forces of greed from controlling our society, not "distracting" them from finishing off our planet, is our only timely hope to save our Ancient Ecosystems.

Those driven and funded by greed, such as McGill, constantly reveal themselves as part of the problem, not the solution, as they continue to sell us, "Corporate Environmentalism," being the concept that Nature is a "product," or unit of "profit." This perspective prevents identifying the true location of the problem within ourselves, specifically the corporate growth machine of death our greed has created.

The corporate growth machine of death will not slow to, "preserve profits," but will accelerate to capture all potential profits from the final destruction of Nature before its competitors do.


Thus McGill acts as a good stooge of corporate propaganda, mouthing the words of the “corporate environmentalists,” who are not environmentalists at all, but propagandists. McGill well does its job of assuging social fears while their corporate sponsors finish asset-stripping our planet. I’m sure McGill is very well-funded and endowed for this work.

 

 

Also See
The Observed Necessity for a New Environmentalism

 

 

May 28

A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene,
Ars Technica, May 28, 2017.

The Human Affect

 

 

May 22

Salmon, Native Fish in California going Down for the Count

Article, notes, and references in the Fish News

 

 

May 20

Brutal Effects of Man
New Zealand's mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken,
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, May 16, 2017.

 

May 16

Report: California fish face more extinctions unless trends change,
Merchury News, May 16, 2017.


Fish News

 

 

May 11

Research increases distance at which supernova would spark mass extinctions on Earth,
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, May 11, 2017.

ISSUE:

“The Supernova Kill Zone,”

“Big Rock from Space,”

along with

Super-Volcanos and Humans:

(Which term above is different from the others?)


More-Comments Invited through New Format

 

 

April

 

Facing extinction: California fishes,
California Water Blog, April 30, 2017.

 

April 25, 2017 

Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests,
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. April 25, 2017.

 

 

May 4, 2016

Tracking the Anthropocene
Humans Creating Death around the World

Survival of the oldest,
BIOMED CENTRAL, May 3, 2016.


Better data needed to stop sixth mass extinction,
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, April 25, 2016.
 

First global analysis indicates leopards have lost nearly 75 percent of their historic range, PEERJ, May 4, 2016.


Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa,
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT, May 2, 2016.

 

May 2

Californian sudden oak death epidemic 'unstoppable,' new epidemics must be managed earlier,
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,May 2, 2016.

 

 

April 2016


Evidence points to widespread loss of ocean oxygen by 2030s,
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, April 29, 2016.


Changing climate conditions in Michigan pose an emerging public health threat,
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, April 25, 2016.




Climate change threatens Iran's great salt lake,
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, April 29, 2016.

 

 

April 29

Can Joshua trees survive global warming? Scientists have differing thoughts
LADN, November 29, 2016.

Trees

 

  

 

Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species,
PLOS, December 8, 2016.

 

Study: climate change already dramatically disrupting all elements of nature,
Wildlife Conservation Society, November 10, 2016.

 


 

  

Pottery Barn Rule:
We broke it.
..
Human-made climate change suppresses the next ice age
1-13-16,  Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

 

For the second time, we are witnessing a new geological epoch,
1-11-16, Ars Technica.
 

The indications of a new geological epoch marked by human impact are clear,
 University of the Basque Country, 1-20-16.

 

2015
 

Also See
Are Humans the Death of Nature?
"How we became nature – Anthropocene"
A Scientific Review of Humanity, 3-17-15

 

Guardian "Extinction" Report

 

2008 "Epoch" Report

 

The Environmental Record is Clear

 

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