One million species in danger of extinction.

By |2019-05-07T06:12:53-08:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Nothing is ultimately as important as this. 

Courtesy of CNN:

One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever.

Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world.

The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million years,” according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a UN committee, whose report was written by 145 experts from 50 countries.

Shrinking habitat, exploitation of natural resources, climate change and pollution are the main drivers of species loss and are threatening more than 40% of amphibians, 33% of coral reefs and over a third of all marine mammals with extinction, the IPBES report said.

“The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever,” said Sir Robert Watson, IPBES chair, adding that “transformative change” is needed to save the planet.

A transformative change like perhaps the Green New Deal or a similarly aggressive approach to dealing with climate change perhaps?

We are so far past a time when we can sit back and do nothing that it is almost ridiculous now. 

Our reticence to do the hard work is leaving behind a planet that may not sustain our grandchildren or those generations to follow. 

Make no mistake, the planet will survive.

The question is how many species will survive along with it, and will one of them be humankind?

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 8, 2019 at 3:40 am

    This makes me very sad.

  2. Anon May 8, 2019 at 7:09 am

    “George Clooney is done with the “rampant dumbfuckery” of people like President Donald Trump who question scientific research and spread disinformation on issues like climate change and vaccinations.

    The movie star called for people to counter the “epidemic of dumb fuck idiots” (including White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Fox News host Tucker Carlson) who spread scientific disinformation in a parody public service announcement on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

    Clooney noted science had given “unprecedented knowledge of the natural world from subatomic particles to the majesty of space.”

    But “rampant dumbfuckery” now threatens “our health, our security and now our planet,” he added. Clooney did offer a comedic way to “win the war against dumbfuckiness,” however.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-clooney-donald-trump-jimmy-kimmel_n_5cd28489e4b0e524a47cf276

  3. anon May 8, 2019 at 7:21 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-pompeo-bernhardt-arctic-climate-cad262e5796e/

    Pompeo, would not accept an agreement that stated climate change seriously threatened the polar region, Reuters reported.
    “We are not signing on to the collective goal for reduction of black carbon,” Pompeo said. “Collective goals,” he argued, are “rendered meaningless, even counterproductive, as soon as one nation fails to comply.” These words are remarkably ironic given Trump’s role in making the United States the only nation that is failing to comply with the Paris climate agreement.

    The administration’s anti-climate policies and actions are so extreme that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov mocked the United States last month at another Arctic forum.

  4. Be Best Bitches May 8, 2019 at 8:51 am

    https://www.axios.com/school-shooting-denver-stem-school-a95d3f0f-294c-44f5-963c-a2ea51e3bb22.html

    Authorities responded to a middle school administrator’s phone call on Wednesday just before 2 p.m. MST.

    @IvankaTrump
    No child should know the horror of what students at STEM School Highlands Ranch experienced today.

    America mourns with the victims’ families and prays for the welfare of those injured.

    12.7K
    6:59 PM – May 7, 2019

  5. Anon May 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

    This is not a correct posting on the blog. It does not address the problem.

    The Vatican IS the biggest culprit. This IS a byproduct of their story of The Fall. The story separates man from nature, spirit from matter, and corrupts nature while making man imperial to it.

    If Clooney wants to help, go to the source of the ignorance – the bible.

  6. Anon May 8, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Anyone who has habits of shopping and fucking is exponentially contributing to our extinction.

  7. Anon May 8, 2019 at 9:41 am

    “The economy’s great”.

    Same fucking denial.

  8. Anonymous May 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

    Humans are parasite on this planet. The world will never heal and the species will never recover as long as humans live. Once we go extinct, then the planet and whatever is left will recover.

    People only care about the “cute” animals that are endangered. It’s why the Panda has recovered and we’re busy murdering wolves.

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