Oh my God...Another Tipping Point! Ahhhhh!

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    Normally I like Harrison Ford quite a bit. However, it seems he has fallen for the new "bad thing" designed to take the peoples money away from them now that globalwarmingclimatechangeglobalclimatedisruption doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

    Earth is 'at a tipping point', warns Harrison Ford

    The loss of biodiversity is the next BIG THING. Even though we just classified something like 18,000 new species last year.
     
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    You should only take political advice form repubable entertainers like Beck.
    Or maybe Paris Hilton.



    Sheesh what idiots take what entertainers say seriously anyway?
     
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    occasionally even entertainers say something of gravity. Whether "tipping point" is hyperbole I dunno. The article clearly demonstrates the same kind of alarmism used to promote the climate change hysteria.

    But labeling Ford a conspiracy theorist or an alarmist may cause us to miss something that is actually profoundly important. There is no doubt that the general environment is under assault by the population bomb.
     
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    Ford is an actor, not a thinker.
     
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    It would be something, if there were 18,000 new species last year, but they've always been there. Ford was talking about the ones we're losing. The fact that we found some previously undiscovered, doesn't mean a thing with regard to the total. The net is still a decrease. Any wonder the skeptics don't get much respect. Here we have someone who either doesn't realize that the 18,000 classified ISN'T a gain or does and is just trying to cloud the issue. :eusa_hand:
     
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    How do we know that the net is a decrease if we don't know the total? Also, how do we know that they newly discovered species have always been there? Always? Isn't that contradicting evolution?
     
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    Because we know that the timeline to create new species is considerably longer than to destroy existing species in extinction events. Like the extinction event that is called the industrial revolution.

    Merely discovering 18,000 new species means nothing. There are probably 18,000 that we already destroyed that we never knew existed. Or more like 180,000. Or 1.8 million. Or 18 million.

    How do you know we didn't destroy 180 billion species that we never knew existed?
     

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