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Wildlife Collapse From Climate Change Is Predicted to Hit Suddenly and Sooner Scientists found a “cliff edge” ...

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... "Scientists found a “cliff edge” instead of the slippery slope they expected."

It has been evident for some time now that many animals and insects are dying from climate change.

Now it is being portended that the decline in animal and insect numbers is about to accelerate profoundly.

"Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists say recent bleaching events suggest that major die-offs in tropical seas are already underway."

Humanity is doomed by its own greed.

"If greenhouse gas emissions remain on current trajectories, the research showed that abrupt collapses in tropical oceans could begin in the next decade. Coral bleaching events over the last several years suggest that these losses have already started, the scientists said. Collapse in tropical forests, home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth, could follow by the 2040s."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/clim ... hange.html
Wildlife Collapse From Climate Change Is Predicted to Hit Suddenly and Sooner
Scientists found a “cliff edge” instead of the slippery slope they expected.

By Catrin Einhorn April 15, 2020

Climate change could result in a more abrupt collapse of many animal species than previously thought, starting in the next decade if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a study published this month in Nature.

The study predicted that large swaths of ecosystems would falter in waves, creating sudden die-offs that would be catastrophic not only for wildlife, but for the humans who depend on it.

“For a long time things can seem OK and then suddenly they’re not,” said Alex L. Pigot, a scientist at University College London and one of the study’s authors. “Then, it’s too late to do anything about it because you’ve already fallen over this cliff edge.”

The latest research adds to an already bleak picture for the world’s wildlife unless urgent action is taken to preserve habitats and limit climate change. More than a million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction because of the myriad ways humans are changing the earth by farming, fishing, logging, mining, poaching and burning fossil fuels.

The study looked at more than 30,000 species on land and in water to predict how soon climate change would affect population levels and whether those levels would change gradually or suddenly. To answer these questions, the authors determined the hottest temperature that a species is known to have withstood, and then predicted when that temperature would be surpassed around the world under different emissions scenarios.

When they examined the projections, the researchers were surprised that sudden collapses appeared across almost all species — fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals — and across almost all regions.

“It’s not that it happens in some places,” said Cory Merow, an ecologist at the University of Connecticut and one of the study’s authors. “No matter how you slice the analysis, it always seems to happen.”

If greenhouse gas emissions remain on current trajectories, the research showed that abrupt collapses in tropical oceans could begin in the next decade. Coral bleaching events over the last several years suggest that these losses have already started, the scientists said. Collapse in tropical forests, home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth, could follow by the 2040s.

But if global warming was held to below 2 degrees Celsius, the number of species exposed to dangerous climate change would drop by 60 percent. That, in turn, would limit the number of ecosystems exposed to catastrophic collapse to about 2 percent.

“The benefits of early and rapid action are massive and prevent the extinction of thousands of species,” said Christopher H. Trisos, a scientist at the University of Cape Town and one of the study’s authors.

The study does not take into account other factors that could help or hurt a species’ survival. For example, some species may tolerate or adapt to higher temperatures; on the other hand, if their food sources could not, they would die off just the same.

“It provides yet another, critical wake-up call about the massive repercussions of a rapidly warming world,” said Walter Jetz, an ecologist at Yale University who did not participate in the study. He added that it was more evidence of the importance of following through on the pledges that nations around the world made in the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Trump administration is in the process of withdrawing from that commitment.

The study suggested that even keeping global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, would still leave many people and ecosystems vulnerable.

“If we take action now, we limit this abrupt disruption to 2 percent of the planet,” Dr. Trisos said. “But that two percent of the planet still has a lot of people living there in tropical regions. And they need our help.”

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It is obvious that we are so self-obsessed we do not see our connection with environment ..like wildlife, and trees. Like sunshine and fresh air.

We ignore the health of ecosystems to the detriment of ALL creatures, including ourselves..

Look at how much clearer the air and water is, now. All over the world.

What scum , what poisonous creatures we truly are, with our own personal wants and needs, despite the harms caused
. And it isn't just NATURE these sick fucks destroy.. it is the child, the wife... the harms are endless.. the pollution, the greed.

Anyone who disputed human effects on the world of nature should all now shut the fuck up. ! AND learn NEW ways.

PEOPLE, the great despoilers, are stuck at home.
Nature takes this gift with glee. Quiet rejoicing all over the world.

Pity most of us don't just disappear off the face of the Earth.


Covid-19 is just one in an endless arsenal of disasters MOTHER , our planet, OUR ONLY HOME , can throw at us. WE are the disease that Mother is trying to find an effective response to.
Covid-19 MAY have made SOME look at this world we have differently. I really hope so.
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pinkeye wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 00:35
It is obvious that we are so self-obsessed we do not see our connection with environment ..like wildlife, and trees. Like sunshine and fresh air.

We ignore the health of ecosystems to the detriment of ALL creatures, including ourselves..

Look at how much clearer the air and water is, now. All over the world.

What scum , what poisonous creatures we truly are, with our own personal wants and needs, despite the harms caused
. And it isn't just NATURE these sick fucks destroy.. it is the child, the wife... the harms are endless.. the pollution, the greed.

Anyone who disputed human effects on the world of nature should all now shut the fuck up. ! AND learn NEW ways.

PEOPLE, the great despoilers, are stuck at home.
Nature takes this gift with glee. Quiet rejoicing all over the world.

Pity most of us don't just disappear off the face of the Earth.


Covid-19 is just one in an endless arsenal of disasters MOTHER , our planet, OUR ONLY HOME , can throw at us. WE are the disease that Mother is trying to find an effective response to.
Covid-19 MAY have made SOME look at this world we have differently. I really hope so.
The air getting cleaner so fast with people on Lock down also shows just how fast nature recovers, there is no excuse to not clean up our act and stop pollution deaths... :purple
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DonDeeHippy wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 05:35
pinkeye wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 00:35
It is obvious that we are so self-obsessed we do not see our connection with environment ..like wildlife, and trees. Like sunshine and fresh air.

We ignore the health of ecosystems to the detriment of ALL creatures, including ourselves..

Look at how much clearer the air and water is, now. All over the world.

What scum , what poisonous creatures we truly are, with our own personal wants and needs, despite the harms caused
. And it isn't just NATURE these sick fucks destroy.. it is the child, the wife... the harms are endless.. the pollution, the greed.

Anyone who disputed human effects on the world of nature should all now shut the fuck up. ! AND learn NEW ways.

PEOPLE, the great despoilers, are stuck at home.
Nature takes this gift with glee. Quiet rejoicing all over the world.

Pity most of us don't just disappear off the face of the Earth.


Covid-19 is just one in an endless arsenal of disasters MOTHER , our planet, OUR ONLY HOME , can throw at us. WE are the disease that Mother is trying to find an effective response to.
Covid-19 MAY have made SOME look at this world we have differently. I really hope so.
The air getting cleaner so fast with people on Lock down also shows just how fast nature recovers, there is no excuse to not clean up our act and stop pollution deaths... :purple
It is not a recovery. It is a respite and its only the air that is cleaner currently.

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No ….. Venice now has clean waterways.
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Squire wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 12:11
DonDeeHippy wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 05:35
pinkeye wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 00:35
It is obvious that we are so self-obsessed we do not see our connection with environment ..like wildlife, and trees. Like sunshine and fresh air.

We ignore the health of ecosystems to the detriment of ALL creatures, including ourselves..

Look at how much clearer the air and water is, now. All over the world.

What scum , what poisonous creatures we truly are, with our own personal wants and needs, despite the harms caused
. And it isn't just NATURE these sick fucks destroy.. it is the child, the wife... the harms are endless.. the pollution, the greed.

Anyone who disputed human effects on the world of nature should all now shut the fuck up. ! AND learn NEW ways.

PEOPLE, the great despoilers, are stuck at home.
Nature takes this gift with glee. Quiet rejoicing all over the world.

Pity most of us don't just disappear off the face of the Earth.


Covid-19 is just one in an endless arsenal of disasters MOTHER , our planet, OUR ONLY HOME , can throw at us. WE are the disease that Mother is trying to find an effective response to.
Covid-19 MAY have made SOME look at this world we have differently. I really hope so.
The air getting cleaner so fast with people on Lock down also shows just how fast nature recovers, there is no excuse to not clean up our act and stop pollution deaths... :purple
It is not a recovery. It is a respite and its only the air that is cleaner currently.
Very True, but for most people they need to see change happening... A country going into lockdown and a few days later these terrible polluted cities get clean air is something most people can relate too... Complex ecosystem that will take years to change less so... Have to take initiative where you can... :purple
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No ..qualification!!! None of that ..!!/

SQUIRE says
Complex ecosystem that will take years to change less so... Have to take initiative where you can...

I do not accept that.. at all. Where we CAN..?
WE CAN DO anything we choose to... WE have to DECIDE what is important.

Are we happy to poison the world for a weekend in Bali..? A very simple example for you all to contemplate.
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DonDeeHippy wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 05:06
Squire wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 12:11
DonDeeHippy wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 05:35
pinkeye wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 00:35
It is obvious that we are so self-obsessed we do not see our connection with environment ..like wildlife, and trees. Like sunshine and fresh air.

We ignore the health of ecosystems to the detriment of ALL creatures, including ourselves..

Look at how much clearer the air and water is, now. All over the world.

What scum , what poisonous creatures we truly are, with our own personal wants and needs, despite the harms caused
. And it isn't just NATURE these sick fucks destroy.. it is the child, the wife... the harms are endless.. the pollution, the greed.

Anyone who disputed human effects on the world of nature should all now shut the fuck up. ! AND learn NEW ways.

PEOPLE, the great despoilers, are stuck at home.
Nature takes this gift with glee. Quiet rejoicing all over the world.

Pity most of us don't just disappear off the face of the Earth.


Covid-19 is just one in an endless arsenal of disasters MOTHER , our planet, OUR ONLY HOME , can throw at us. WE are the disease that Mother is trying to find an effective response to.
Covid-19 MAY have made SOME look at this world we have differently. I really hope so.
The air getting cleaner so fast with people on Lock down also shows just how fast nature recovers, there is no excuse to not clean up our act and stop pollution deaths... :purple
It is not a recovery. It is a respite and its only the air that is cleaner currently.
Very True, but for most people they need to see change happening... A country going into lockdown and a few days later these terrible polluted cities get clean air is something most people can relate too... Complex ecosystem that will take years to change less so... Have to take initiative where you can... :purple
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Logging has been temporarily halted in 26 unburnt areas of Victorian native forest after environmentalists argued in court there was a risk of “serious and irreversible damage” to threatened species after last summer’s bushfires.

In the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday, Justice Kate McMillan granted an injunction to stop logging in 13 unburnt forest areas until the concerns could be aired in a court case against the state’s logging agency, VicForests.

These include areas in the Kalatha Valley of the Giants near Toolangi, Mount Bride near Warburton and Mount Baw Baw. While the injunction is temporary, the case is likely to take months, if not years, to be decided.

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It is depressing how mega coys are trying to move in on our natural resources... the government is slathering over the imagined profits..

Yeah, like Adani ..right..? :roll

The Great Australian Bight..? Not safe.
The Antarctic ..? Not safe.
The Great Barrier Reef..? Not safe.

I want things to change for the better.. for earth and her creatures...

Not for profit for the Multi-Nats exploiting our natural resources.. NO WAY.
Knock it ALL on the head. With a bloody BIG HAMMER.
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pinkeye wrote:
01 May 2020, 01:50
It is depressing how mega coys are trying to move in on our natural resources... the government is slathering over the imagined profits..

Yeah, like Adani ..right..? :roll

The Great Australian Bight..? Not safe.
The Antarctic ..? Not safe.
The Great Barrier Reef..? Not safe.

I want things to change for the better.. for earth and her creatures...

Not for profit for the Multi-Nats exploiting our natural resources.. NO WAY.
Knock it ALL on the head. With a bloody BIG HAMMER.
The military complex needs fossil fuels .... this is the subsidy!
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only if we let it, because we are so self-obsessed we can't see passed the end of the driveway.
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pinkeye wrote:
06 May 2020, 01:29
only if we let it, because we are so self-obsessed we can't see passed the end of the driveway.
Who are "we"??!??!??
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Good question.
Who are we.?
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pinkeye wrote:
06 May 2020, 23:32
Good question.
Who are we.?
I agree. I can't answer the question but it's worth the question. Stupidity in groups seem to be a partial truth, but not wholly: cooperation also leads to many good things. What else is science, development and civilization? Obviously luck plays a part because invention only comes from those willing to try for no immediate outcome other than pure interest! Sure, commercial interest eventually eventuates but the other originators did it for pure endeavour of the human spirit I find!
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Bongalong wrote:
07 May 2020, 17:00
pinkeye wrote:
06 May 2020, 23:32
Good question.
Who are we.?
I agree. I can't answer the question but it's worth the question. Stupidity in groups seem to be a partial truth, but not wholly: cooperation also leads to many good things. What else is science, development and civilization? Obviously luck plays a part because invention only comes from those willing to try for no immediate outcome other than pure interest! Sure, commercial interest eventually eventuates but the other originators did it for pure endeavour of the human spirit I find!
Genius comes in many forms, my friend. Some are driven to achieve a goal, some , by serendipity discover the golden goose.
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Yup, pure research with no commercial outcome in mind so often leads to major new commercial products. Pity then that the right is becoming so anti-science. It is going to reduce advances that make lives better.

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ONLY if we vote them into power again.

It is up to US.
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