NEW ERA on our PLANET: Tracking the Anthropocene


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 April 2016

 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Latest News 

 

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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