1,000 new species in New Guinea!!

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    I lol'ed. No way in hell are we going to wipe out all life on earth. Not even the kt could wipe anywhere near it..The pt came closer, but couldn't. It is laughable to think everything is going to die even in the worst case 7-10c global warming.
     
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    First, nobody is claiming that we will wipe all life off of earth. Just another dingbat strawman from the wingnut section. In fact, we are not claiming that it will even wipe out mankind. However, it will make a much harder existance for our descendents.

    The Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction May Be Underway

    Current Extinction Rate
    Branosky et al. find that over the past 1,000 years, the average extinction rate is 24 E/MSY (13x background). Breaking the data into 1-year bins, the maximum extinction rate over that period is approximatley 693 E/MSY (385x background). Clearly these values far exceed the background rate. And the worst case scenario, if all currently threatened species go extinct, results in a clear divergence from the natural extinction rate:

    "In the scenario where currently ‘threatened’ species would ultimately go extinct even in as much as a thousand years, the resulting rates would far exceed any reasonable estimation of the upper boundary for variation related to interval length"

    The authors also find that the extinctions over the past 500 years are happening at least as fast as the species extinctions which triggered the Big Five:

    "Current extinction rates for mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles, if calculated over the last 500 years (a conservatively slow rate) are faster than (birds, mammals, amphibians, which have 100% of species assessed) or as fast as (reptiles, uncertain because only 19% of species are assessed) all rates that would have produced the Big Five extinctions over hundreds of thousands or millions of years"
     
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    Do these fools really think because we just classified these creatures that they are new?

    There is only one species that is the biggest concern and its man.

    If you dont understand that all life on the planet is connected in some way then you have no idea what Cannary in a coal mine means.
     
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    They understand but little and yap very much.
     
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    How very sad they refuse to learn about reality yet lap up like pablum what the manipulators say.
     
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    indeed.........but evidently, the folks are hearing our yaps.

    The yelling and screaming and hysteria of the kooks?


    not so much...........:coffee:



    ( ps.....my coffe tastes awesome this am Rocks!! How 'bout yours?)
     
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    Jesus the stupidity of some of these people just seems to grow exponentually
     
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    over


    1,000


    s0n
     
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    and the stupids are winning!!!!!:D:D:D:fu: By leaps and bounds s0n!!
     

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