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(Huffington Post)   Good news doomsdayers, the 6th mass extinction in Earth's history is now accelerating   (huffpost.com) divider line
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2020-06-02 9:35:51 PM  
Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.
 
2020-06-02 9:36:38 PM  
DNRTFA but I hope it's mosquitoes.
 
2020-06-02 9:38:01 PM  
Gooooooooooood
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2020-06-02 9:38:49 PM  
Well, at least the Pope can still shiat in the woods.
 
2020-06-02 9:39:23 PM  
I'll be dead by then
 
2020-06-02 9:40:03 PM  
'bout f*cking time
 
2020-06-02 9:42:15 PM  
Meh. Humanity had a good run. Maybe, next time, no guns or nukes and more drugs?
 
2020-06-02 9:46:16 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.


This is the dawning of the Sea Otter!
 
2020-06-02 9:49:12 PM  
Kojima predicted this.
 
2020-06-02 9:52:41 PM  

letsrabble17: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.

This is the dawning of the Sea Otter!

It's a mass extinction. The cows and sea otters are going away, too. Nearly all multicellular life will. The tardigrades may survive.
 
2020-06-02 9:56:31 PM  

COMALite J: letsrabble17: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.

This is the dawning of the Sea Otter!
It's a mass extinction. The cows and sea otters are going away, too. Nearly all multicellular life will. The tardigrades may survive.


I know... I just saw that South Park episode the other day
 
2020-06-02 10:04:38 PM  

waxbeans: Meh. Humanity had a good run.


Not really.  Kind of pathetic, compared to every other animal species.
 
2020-06-02 10:08:24 PM  

solokumba: I'll be dead by then


That was the runner up for the Boomers' motto, but they decided "Fark you I got mine" had better clarity.
 
2020-06-02 10:09:09 PM  
The only 100%-avoidable mass extinction event in 4B (+/- 500M) years of life on this planet.

/seems that evolution has a hard cap
 
2020-06-02 10:15:06 PM  

Toxophil: solokumba: I'll be dead by then

That was the runner up for the Boomers' motto, but they decided "Fark you I got mine" had better clarity.


Missed being a Boomer by 1 year.  Gen X class 1.
 
2020-06-02 10:18:46 PM  
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2020-06-02 10:22:26 PM  
The Trump administration has finalized regulations that significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, and several high-ranking administration officials deeply detest the 1973 law, slamming it among other things as "a sword to tear down the American economy."

It's official. Richard Nixon, the man who created the War on Drugs as a pretext to imprison hippies and minorities, was too much of a tree-hugging liberal hippie for today's GOP.
 
2020-06-02 10:37:47 PM  

COMALite J: letsrabble17: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.

This is the dawning of the Sea Otter!
It's a mass extinction. The cows and sea otters are going away, too. Nearly all multicellular life will. The tardigrades may survive.


Even if we matched the worst mass extinction, the end-Permian extinction, half of vertebrate orders would probably survive. I doubt even with the worst we could do whether we could wipe out birds or mammals in general. It's been worse.

That said, it's going to suck, and we should be doing everything we can to prevent it.
 
2020-06-02 10:41:49 PM  

solokumba: Toxophil: solokumba: I'll be dead by then

That was the runner up for the Boomers' motto, but they decided "Fark you I got mine" had better clarity.

Missed being a Boomer by 1 year.  Gen X class 1.


So is that like being on the cusp of an astrology sign? You farked everything up and no one cares about you?

/Not into astrology.
//Broad brushed the whole thing.
///No more farks.
 
2020-06-02 10:47:56 PM  
Oh please
Oh please
Oh please
Oh please
 
2020-06-02 10:51:35 PM  

Toxophil: solokumba: Toxophil: solokumba: I'll be dead by then

That was the runner up for the Boomers' motto, but they decided "Fark you I got mine" had better clarity.

Missed being a Boomer by 1 year.  Gen X class 1.

So is that like being on the cusp of an astrology sign? You farked everything up and no one cares about you?

/Not into astrology.
//Broad brushed the whole thing.
///No more farks


Not gonna say I haven't benefited from being in the military, going to college when it was affordable, having to take care of my elderly grandparents and parents only to inherit thier wealth.

Never voted Republican and don't believe in magic.

/sorry
 
2020-06-02 11:23:03 PM  
Today, lightning began to flicker outside, and it started raining like God was screaming and rage down at the world.

There's a false prophet in the White House, the blood of Innocents has been spilled, the people are rioting in the streets, a plague has befallen us in famine is sure to follow...

It was an ominous rain...
 
2020-06-02 11:43:16 PM  

cryinoutloud: waxbeans: Meh. Humanity had a good run.

Not really.  Kind of pathetic, compared to every other animal species.


Damn.
Good point.
😂🤣🤯😥
 
2020-06-02 11:44:02 PM  
mmkay, but how will this affect me?
 
2020-06-02 11:44:15 PM  

oldcub: DNRTFA but I hope it's mosquitoes.


Doesn't look like anyone else read it, either. It's not just humans, which makes it even more upsetting. Humans farking suck and animals don't deserve what we're doing to them.
 
2020-06-02 11:56:38 PM  

adamatari: COMALite J: letsrabble17: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.

This is the dawning of the Sea Otter!
It's a mass extinction. The cows and sea otters are going away, too. Nearly all multicellular life will. The tardigrades may survive.

Even if we matched the worst mass extinction, the end-Permian extinction, half of vertebrate orders would probably survive. I doubt even with the worst we could do whether we could wipe out birds or mammals in general. It's been worse.

That said, it's going to suck, and we should be doing everything we can to prevent it.

This has the potential to be worse than the Permian. Carboniferous living things performing photosynthesis have been converting solar energy into hydrocarbon molecular bonds for ¼ billion more years since then. More stored heat, more carbon dioxide and methane to release, etc.
 
2020-06-02 11:58:20 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.


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2020-06-03 12:37:10 AM  
Well that's just bloody terrific.
 
2020-06-03 2:54:37 AM  
Can't be true. Newton says the end of the world is in 2060. So there!
 
2020-06-03 4:08:51 AM  

Gordon Bennett: The Trump administration has finalized regulations that significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, and several high-ranking administration officials deeply detest the 1973 law, slamming it among other things as "a sword to tear down the American economy."

It's official. Richard Nixon, the man who created the War on Drugs as a pretext to imprison hippies and minorities, was too much of a tree-hugging liberal hippie for today's GOP.


And remember, it's not just humans, but the type of greed known as capitalism that's destroying the planet.
 
2020-06-03 7:00:20 AM  
Wake me when it's over please!!!!
 
2020-06-03 8:35:12 AM  

oldcub: DNRTFA but I hope it's mosquitoes.


The word "accelerating" made me think it is an object from space picking up speed and headed right for us.
 
2020-06-03 8:52:36 AM  
We should be so lucky
 
2020-06-03 12:28:25 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.


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I vote Ferrets.
 
2020-06-03 2:01:03 PM  
BP.

Before Present

The date from which all carbon dating proceeds. Specifically, the year 1954.

As for the Great Sixth Extinction, we are no so sure it dates to 1954 or whether it dates to 1755 (The Industrial Revolution), the Great Invasive Species Movement (1492, Spain and Portugal to the Americas and the Rest of the New World), or from the invention and mastery of fire (Global Forests ravaged by clearance for hunting, then herding and agriculture).

Regardless, not exactly new news but important news.
 
2020-06-03 2:01:58 PM  
BP can also stand for British Petroleum (back when companies were named for something in the real world) and Beyond Petroleum, when companies adopted call letters from the Stock Market Tickers.
 
2020-06-03 2:03:33 PM  
BP does not stand for Before Pompeus or Before Pompey the Gray-te-ful challenged Orange Caesar for the Crown of the Emperors of Rome.
 
2020-06-03 2:04:12 PM  

stuffy: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Good. Can't come soon enough. Wipe us all out, and start over with the cows in charge.

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I vote Ferrets.


How are things at Toad Hall nowadays? Is Mr. The Toad happy and safe?
 
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