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(Vice)   Don't want to freak anyone out or anything but a key warning sign that is a prelude to a mass extinction event is on the rise. Sleep well   (vice.com) divider line
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2021-09-22 1:47:12 PM  
In another 15-18 months, when Alex Jones reports this as "breaking news," he'll claim it's because the globalists are sacrificing babies at the shore.

/ Maybe I've been listening too much to the "KnowledgeFight" podcast (which debunks and ridicules Jones and Infowars)
// Nah
/// New episode today
 
2021-09-22 2:04:20 PM  
No one of importance will care in the least until it's too late, as per farking usual.
 
2021-09-22 2:06:23 PM  
Oh well we had a decent run.
 
2021-09-22 2:06:59 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Oh well we had a decent run.


Did we?
 
2021-09-22 2:07:08 PM  
In before the "OH NOES!" .gif gets posted. :P
 
2021-09-22 2:07:56 PM  
If we lose large amounts of oxygen-producing algae, shiat goes south fast.
 
2021-09-22 2:08:31 PM  
I'll get the lights.
 
2021-09-22 2:08:35 PM  
Good?
 
2021-09-22 2:08:35 PM  
Please let it happen soon to get me out of forever mortgage payments.

I'd rather fight off the madmax hordes than continue in this broken system.
 
2021-09-22 2:09:13 PM  
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2021-09-22 2:09:13 PM  
Is it the large number of dead animals?
 
2021-09-22 2:09:40 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: HotWingConspiracy: Oh well we had a decent run.

Did we?


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2021-09-22 2:09:46 PM  
Toxic Microbial Blooms is my...Infectious Grooves?...cover band.
 
2021-09-22 2:10:50 PM  
Toxic Algal Bloom is the name of my Death Metal/70's Psychedelic mashup band.
 
2021-09-22 2:10:58 PM  
Good. Just end it already.
 
2021-09-22 2:12:28 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: HotWingConspiracy: Oh well we had a decent run.

Did we?


I think we have the high score right now.
 
2021-09-22 2:13:18 PM  
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2021-09-22 2:13:47 PM  
Ah, bleak, depressing thoughts.
 
2021-09-22 2:14:51 PM  

goodncold: Please let it happen soon to get me out of forever mortgage payments.

I'd rather fight off the madmax hordes than continue in this broken system.


My world in dying.
 
2021-09-22 2:14:58 PM  
Just put some clotrimazole on it.
 
2021-09-22 2:15:05 PM  

Smoking GNU: No one of importance will care in the least until it's too late, as per farking usual.


I don't get that.  Do they have a spare Earth we don't know about
 
2021-09-22 2:15:40 PM  
This is like seeing a house engulfed in flames and wondering if the screams of the dying could be a warming sign.
 
2021-09-22 2:15:48 PM  

koder: If we lose large amounts of oxygen-producing algae, shiat goes south fast.


Good?
 
2021-09-22 2:16:04 PM  

PirateKing: Is it the large number of dead animals?


No, apparently the large number of extinct species in a short period of time was not a key warning sign.
 
2021-09-22 2:16:07 PM  
*warning sign.  But also warming, I guess.
 
2021-09-22 2:17:54 PM  

Smoking GNU: No one of importance will care in the least until it's too late, as per farking usual.


This fight will continue well past the time we could have done anything about it. People will see weekly hurricanes and Arkansas ocean front property as "just how everything is supposed to be".
 
2021-09-22 2:23:27 PM  
Global Pandemic?
 
2021-09-22 2:23:34 PM  
You could find stone cold proof that we needed to cut 5% of our CO2 emissions within 5 years or the biosphere would die in 10, and the GQP response would be state bills mandating that all energy be produced by burning coal.
 
2021-09-22 2:23:39 PM  

OneFretAway: This is like seeing a house engulfed in flames and wondering if the screams of the dying could be a warming sign.


Light a household a fire, and they will be warm for a day.  Light a household on fire, and they will be warm for the rest of their lives.
 
2021-09-22 2:25:27 PM  

OneFretAway: *warning sign.  But also warming, I guess.


okay
okay
okay

It is a warnming sign.

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2021-09-22 2:25:52 PM  
I'm going to regret having that kid.
 
2021-09-22 2:26:03 PM  
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Fark Thanos, Ozy did it first.

 
2021-09-22 2:26:48 PM  
Gojira tried to tell us.
 
2021-09-22 2:29:45 PM  
Holy shiat this article is full of lies.

1) If the algae are blooming, the extinction event is already here. They are feeding on the deaths.

2) We do not need to work to avoid the extinction event. We must make choices appropriate for the event in progess.

Whoever wrote this article, is trying to get more lifeforms killed. They are refusing to protect people and consciously trying to prolong habitat destruction. They are stalling the response to allow somebody to avoid being held responsible.
 
2021-09-22 2:29:58 PM  
This is nothing new or exciting, pretty much everyone who cares about it already knows and we also know that it is inevitable. All these stories do is continue to bring it to our attention in a successful attempt at instilling despair and futility of action.

Greenland ice cap is beyond saving, and I don't think any policies agreed upon today would end up saving the Antarctic ice cap. Europe will lose their growing season and tens of trillions of dollars worth of infrastructure around the world will have to be rebuilt to accommodate inundation and population shifts. Wars will become far more frequent as predictable water supplies decline even as flooding increases.

Extinctions? Other than the loss of crop pollinators we won't have time to worry about life for anyone but humans.
 
2021-09-22 2:30:35 PM  
Seriously, I've checked out completely on everything. Joining a monastery or living in some kind of hippie commune or whatever seems the way to go. Don't need much at all to be happy and spending whatever amount life I have happy seems more important than anything dealing with most of humanity can get me.
 
2021-09-22 2:33:04 PM  

Wobambo: Seriously, I've checked out completely on everything. Joining a monastery or living in some kind of hippie commune or whatever seems the way to go. Don't need much at all to be happy and spending whatever amount life I have happy seems more important than anything dealing with most of humanity can get me.


My wife's parents joined a hippy commune when she was little.

Peach pit flour is NOT a good option for baking, in case someone decides to get creative.
 
2021-09-22 2:35:03 PM  
Biologists have been saying for years that the mass extinction is in progress
 
2021-09-22 2:40:16 PM  

anuran: Biologists have been saying for years that the mass extinction is in progress


Came to say this.

/Missed it by that much.
 
2021-09-22 2:40:17 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Oh well we had a decent run.


"A short run"
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*laughs in crocodilian*
 
2021-09-22 2:40:23 PM  

BolloxReader: Wobambo: Seriously, I've checked out completely on everything. Joining a monastery or living in some kind of hippie commune or whatever seems the way to go. Don't need much at all to be happy and spending whatever amount life I have happy seems more important than anything dealing with most of humanity can get me.

My wife's parents joined a hippy commune when she was little.

Peach pit flour is NOT a good option for baking, in case someone decides to get creative.


Would be interesting to see failure rates of communes in the u.s.
 
2021-09-22 2:45:34 PM  
Newsflash. We are already in the midst of a mass extinction event and have been for many decades. While it is possible for them to happen very very quickly, most are recorded in geological time scales of perhaps a few centuries.
 
2021-09-22 2:46:06 PM  
In a world where people think something as simple and immediate as COVID is a hoax, there's zero chance of us doing anything meaningful about something as "hard" to understand climate change.

Unless an Eco Dictator becomes emperor of the world.

I'd be happy to do that.
 
2021-09-22 2:46:21 PM  
So this has all happened before, but there's no way it isn't caused by human activity.
 
2021-09-22 2:46:39 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: In another 15-18 months, when Alex Jones reports this as "breaking news," he'll claim it's because the globalists are sacrificing babies at the shore.

/ Maybe I've been listening too much to the "KnowledgeFight" podcast (which debunks and ridicules Jones and Infowars)
// Nah
/// New episode today


Hello fellow wonk!

//There are dozens of us! Dozens!
///Is there an ep today? I don't see it. Goddamn globalists!
 
2021-09-22 2:50:51 PM  
A toxic bloom would accurately describe the Republican Party these days.
 
2021-09-22 2:52:05 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: So this has all happened before, but there's no way it isn't caused by human activity.


Correct, and for this one, also correct.
 
2021-09-22 2:53:18 PM  
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2021-09-22 2:54:37 PM  

kbronsito: [i.redd.it image 482x361]


Sure he did: he didn't go far enough.

According to Marvel's Kevin Feige, the Avengers: Infinity War villain not only killed one half of humanity with the snap of his fingers at the end of the film, he also snuffed out half of all animal life.  As a matter of fact, Feige goes on to say, "All life," which means plant life as well. Half of all non-mineral resources.

So he's killed half the sentient populations, and half the resources they'd need, effectively making things "par for the course" just with smaller numbers.

If you ignore non-sentient life, he's still not done much:

According to Wikipedia,"It took over 2 million years of human prehistory and history for the world's population to reach 1 billion".

Today, the population of Earth is around 7.795 billion.  In 1973, the population was about 3.927 billion, a little more than half of today.

That means that in (rounding) 50 years we've doubled the population.

So, Thanos reduced our population by about 50 years.  In about 50 years, we'd've recovered.  Perhaps more so, since we are starting with today's medical and technological advances.

Now, compare this to a society yet in its infancy.  You take a planet that ist still the equivalent of Earth in its early Rennaissance, less than half a billion people.  Halving that brings them to to about the population in 750.  That means he not only halved their population, he's halved their timeline: it's going to take them something like 700 years just to get back to where they were pre-snap.

He didn't do the universe any favors; all he did was cripple the civilizational equivalent of children while being mildly annoying to cultures already well into adulthood.  He hasn't stretched resources, he's simply made the resources of less developed worlds more easily available to civilizations on the hunt for resources to replenish their own dwindling supplies.

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2021-09-22 2:58:42 PM  
 
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