THE MANY FACES of DEATH: Massive Extinction Event Well Underway


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 18 March 2019

THE MANY FACES of PLANETARY DEATH

Greed Kills Man & Nature
Skully and his crossbones warns us about growing beyond our ethical and physical frameworks is dangerous.
Warning: Allowing the Emotions of Desire and Pure Greed to Supplant Our Ethical Restraints, to Justify Consuming Everything, is Bringing a Terrible Fate Down upon ourselves & our whole Planet.

 

Massive Extinction Event Underway, Let’s Review the Fundamentals

Every Aspect of Nature in Decline, on the Run

The 12 Signs That Show We're in The Middle of a 6th Mass Extinction,
Scienc Alert, March 18, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

12 Marks of the
Evolutionary Apocalypse
What we’ve got in this Science Alert article cited above has been covered in depth on this site for quite some time, so I’ve, “main-pointed,” their, “12 signs,” of our ongoing Evolutionary Apocalypse, and linked each main point to recent scientific research on that topic, and maybe a bit of news.

Observe Well & Understand Why
It is worth the time to look over each point, and become aware of the depth and severity of the collapse of the web of life on this planet, as our corporate elite serves up the last bits of our ecosystems, so our ever-expanding population can consume them in pursuit of their shared desires for personal gratification, profit, and power.

I have many of the original research reports mentioned in the Science Alert article above, accompanying each mark of the Ecological Apocalypse below, with even more material.

A Grim Reality Approaches
Then, think about the fact that all our climate models predicting future warming are turning out to be quite optimistic, with only the most pessimistic models tracking the actual trajectory of the warming and its accompanying changes we are experiencing.

 

1. Insects are dying off at record rates.

Recent Research
Insects

Collapse of Puerto Rico Insect Populations, &
BIRDS & INSECTS, A Shared Decline

 

Insect Populations Crashing in Germany

 

Beetle Fertility Crashing in Heatwaves

 

Zambezi Too Hot for Tsetse Flies

 

High Altitude Ecosystems Disappearing
Everywhere

 

 

2. Earth appears to be undergoing a process of "biological annihilation."

Recent Research
General Biological Decline

Climate Change News: Nature Losing its Integrated Timing; Life no longer supporting itself

 

Climate Change and Infertility -- a Ticking Time Bomb?

 

End of The Age of Humans: Human Effects Equal Chicxulub Climate Disruption

 

 

3. More than 26,500 of the world's species are threatened with extinction, and that number is expected to keep going up

Recent Research
General Extinction Event

Global Warming Increases the Risk of an Extinction Domino Effect

 

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape extinction

 

New Level of Extinction Stress Drives Science Forward!

 

 

4. A 2015 study that examined bird, reptile, amphibian, and mammal species concluded that the average rate of extinction over the last century is up to 100 times as high as normal.

Recent Research
Increased Extinction Rate

 

Environment News: Biodiversity Target Missed, World Fails to Slow Loss of Animals, Plants

 

Specific Creatures

 

 

5. In roughly 50 years, 1,700 species of amphibians, birds, and mammals will face a higher risk of extinction because their natural habitats are shrinking.

Recent Research
Habitat Loss

Growing Land Use Apocalypse Approaches

 

 

6. Logging and deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is of particular concern.

Recent Research
Amazonia

Climate Changes Killing the Whole Planet: The Amazon is Crashing

 

Tree News, I've Fallen and I Can't Get Back Up; Amazon Forest Recovery Taking a Beating

 

 

7. In the next 50 years, humans will drive so many mammal species to extinction that Earth's evolutionary diversity won't recover for some 3 million years

Recent Research
Recovery Time

Humans are equal to The Big Volcano and The Big Rock from Space?

 

100,000 year, “recovery?”

 

200,000 Year, "Recovery?"

 

 

8. Alien species are a major driver of species extinction.

Recent Research
Invasive Species

Tree News: Heat brings Bug Death, Invasive Species to Forests, Too

 

Global Mosquito Movement, Asian tiger mosquito on the move

 

 

9. Oceans are absorbing a lot of the excess heat trapped on Earth because of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. That kills marine species and coral reefs.

Recent Research
Oceans Changing in Many Ways

Where Has All the Heat Gone? Into Changing the Circulation of the Deep Blue Sea...

 

Inevitable Southern Ocean Acidification Tipping Point Approaches

 

2018 Sea Surface Temperatures Hottest Ever

 

2018 Ocean Research: O2 Distribution Changing in World’s Oceans

 

 

10. Species that live in fresh water are impacted by a warming planet, too.

Recent Research
Freshwater Acidification

Climate Change Water News, Freshwater Acidification: Warming Climate Changing Freshwater as well as Ocean Chemistry

 

 

11. Warming oceans also lead to sea-level rise. Rising waters are already impacting vulnerable species' habitats.


"...Australia's environment minister officially declared a rodent called the Bramble Cay melomys (Melomys rubicola) to be the first species to go extinct because of human-driven climate change – specifically, sea-level rise."

Recent Research
Sea Level

Climate Change News: Higher Faster, Sea level rise accelerating

 

ANTHROPOCENE: Ecosystem Loss at Rising Sea level, Say Bye to the California Coastline

 

Extreme Pacific sea level events to double in future

 

Melting Ice, Glaciers, & Ice Caps: Estimating Dates for Reaping the Whirlwind(s)

 

 

12. Warming oceans are also leading to unprecedented Arctic and Antarctic ice melt, which further contributes to sea-level rise.

Recent Research
Arctic-Antarctic Dysfunctions

 

Greenland

West Greenland Melting: Fastest Seen in Modern Historical Record

 

2019 Greenland Melting Expanding & Accelerating Rapidly

 

Greenland Ice Cores link Arctic Sea Ice Loss to Abrupt Climate Events

 

Remote Petermann Glacier Uncorking Greenland Ice Once Thought Stable

 

Greenland Ice Sheet Melt 'Off the Charts' Compared with past Four Centuries

 

Melting Ice Sheets Release Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

 

 

Arctic

Climate Change News: Arctic Out of Balance, Arctic Ocean Rapidly Changing

 

ARCTIC ICE, 2018: Beauford Sea Instability Points to Arctic Ocean Transformation

 

Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

 

Ice News: Traditional Arctic Weather Cycle Gone, Life & Weather Consequences just getting started

 

 

Antarctic

Moderate warming could melt East Antarctic Ice Sheet

 

Once Thought Invincible, East Antarctic Ice Now seen as Vulnerable

 

Potential Confluence of Grand Orbital Cycles with Human Ignorance could End Antarctic Ice

 

Totten and Four East Antarctic Glacial Neighbors are Moving

 

2018 Status of All Antarctic Ice: Ice Loss Triples

 

East Antarctic Breakdown: The Totten Glacier is Melting

 

Climate Crash News: Status of East Antarctic Ice

 

ICE NEWS. All Signs Turning Bad: Clarifying Antarctic Instability Opens Door of Global Disaster

 

The Bottom Line

The Bigger Context
We’ve got to put this into the context of our continuing massive expansion of the, “American,” population, who’s “consumer,” products are manufactured in the completely filthy, environmentally unregulated industrial production centers of China & India, manufactured by quasi-slave populations run by full-fledged tyrannical police states, managed by completely corrupted leadership elites, in both countries.

Then, these massive shipments of cheap consumer products produced in filth are transported across the biggest ocean on our planet to the USA by ships that spew vast amounts of nasty pollution into the ocean and air.

Supporting the corporate growth machine of death is a crime against America, Nature, and Mankind, generally.

 

Update

May 2019
UN Reports Major Planetary Climate & Ecosystem Breakdown, Global Extinction Event Underway

 

The Corporate Growth Machine of Death Recognized by Citizens

 

 

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