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The world is in trouble: one million animals and plants face extinction

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A landmark report has confirmed that humanity is destroying its own life support system as the natural world faces unprecedented declines.

An international team of scientists, backed by the UN, has reported that communities around the world are likely to face dire consequences as ecosystems decline faster and faster.

 

Human impacts on the natural environment are now so great that we are eroding our own economies and food security, according to the world's leading climate scientists.

Every ecosystem around the world is affected by extinction, from coral reefs to tropical jungles, and the problem is accelerating with each passing day.

It is estimated that around one million animals and plants are threatened with extinction - more than ever before in human history. More than 40% of amphibian species, about 33% of reef-forming corals and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened.

And it is humanity that is to blame, as about 75% of environments on land have been significantly altered by human actions, plus roughly 66% of the marine environment.

 

 

 

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/may/one-million-animals-and-plants-face-extinction.html

 

This is forum where people complain about house prices and ask what got them to this point, what's keeping them up there, why things used to be so much better in 'the old days'.

Here's what's changed:

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More people. Almost 8 billion now. 

https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

An extra 28 million so far this year. 

Now, do you think this growth is sustainable? 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, longgone said:

The peak is 2008. The GFC ended the spill over from the city casino. People lost jobs and went home. BoE tried to get the casino going again with QE. People said enough of this $hit in 2016 vote. Now it's flat-lined and falling slightly.

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The drama queening from Malthus has been debunked for a long time now.

It seems as populations grow our  ability to adapt and move the way we produce forward has also grown.There is no shortage of food or  water, the problems come with distribution of that food and water.

When, and if, food, water, power etc.,  becomes a problem some rascals will be sure to make a mint providing these much needed resources. More than likely that will be with the help of government handouts.

 

On a personal level, if I had the power of a benign dictator, I would offer all over the age of 60 euthanasia on the NHS..._

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5 hours ago, DiggerUK said:

The drama queening from Malthus has been debunked for a long time now.

It seems as populations grow our  ability to adapt and move the way we produce forward has also grown.There is no shortage of food or  water, the problems come with distribution of that food and water.

You mean so far we've managed to kick the can down the world a bit further, with ever-increasing cost (habitat clearance for agriculture and the effects of intensive agriculture on soil quality spring to mind, on the food front).

The period of significant development has been so short in historical terms there's no basis at all for believing it can be carried on indefinitely. Which do you think is increasing faster, the number of people or the ability to sustainably provide for them all? Even if the Earth can carry a few more people it's quite clear that it can't carry an infinite amount. Many would argue that it's already significantly past desirable levels; if you've got to resort to fancy methods of production just to stay alive then you've overcooked it.

Needing to worry about distributing food and water at all is a strong sign of things gone wrong.

It doesn't take much to see how many issues simply wouldn't exist (or at any rate would be far less significant) if there weren't so many people, and they weren't having to keep sacrificing things to keep playing catch-up with the growth.

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13 hours ago, Odakyu-sen said:

Extinction is natural. 

Any sort of death is but murder is still frowned upon.  Living in caves is natural but I assume you joined this site out of concerns about people being able to get houses to live in.

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On 14/05/2019 at 14:09, newbonic said:

Well some feminists are going on a sex strike, so that should help population growth, a bit. 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/going-sex-strike-facile-juvenile-new-low-young-feminists-new/

Seems my quote in another post is being proved true that the majority of women see their privates as some kind of chip and pin machine to exploit.

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On 11/05/2019 at 22:41, Odakyu-sen said:

Extinction is natural. 

I would say you are right if happens naturally.......new species are forever naturally evolving.😆

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Given it looks increasingly likely that we're entering the next Little Ice Age, I'd say it's more likely that billions of people are facing extinction. Food production around the world is suffering from the cold, wet winter we've just been through, and some of the farming areas of the US still have more snow and floods in the forecast.

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