Comments on: Is Earth due for a mass extinction? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/03/03/is-earth-due-for-a-mass-extinction/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/03/03/is-earth-due-for-a-mass-extinction/comment-page-1/#comment-348149 Sat, 02 Jul 2011 03:44:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19639#comment-348149 Mass extinction events unfold over tens of thousands of years. Increases in CO2, methane and other hot house gases go part and parcel with mass extinctions. The largest life forms die off first as they cannot withstand the increase in temperatures. Fossil and geologic evidence support these conclusions through every extinction event. The end of the last ice age brought with it the loss of Mammoths, Mastodons, Dire wolves, Smilodon…etc. All the largest genus of their species.

Every major ocean fishery is decline by any where from 40 to better than 80%. Curiously it is not caused simply or in large part by over fishing. Sustained ocean temperatures of 79 degrees Fahrenheit or higher kills coral, the soil of the ocean forest. It has been estimated close to half of all coral reefs have been lost to date.

One can only wonder if we have mental midgets running government or just garden variety sociopaths.

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By: chxvilla http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/03/03/is-earth-due-for-a-mass-extinction/comment-page-1/#comment-347907 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:38:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19639#comment-347907 the planet earth have no any expiration but the humans does

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By: animatedclay http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/03/03/is-earth-due-for-a-mass-extinction/comment-page-1/#comment-347905 Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:30:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19639#comment-347905 One does not have to be a qualified scientist or have much in the way of formal qualifications to form an opinion and One does not require a lot of knowledge and practical experience to know that any system that is constantly under increasing or suddenly imaginable strain eventually breaks down. As witnessed in world events recently.
Unless the propaganda wars of vested interest stop and people get on with the division of labour that is needed to make this spaceship,Earth,a more self sustaining concern then it the children born after 2020 that my heart goes out too.
With the strands of the present we weave the web of the future and at the moment I see humankind going back to primitive technologies to survuve and exist.

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By: LarryDean http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/03/03/is-earth-due-for-a-mass-extinction/comment-page-1/#comment-347900 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:20:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19639#comment-347900 Humans have walked this world off and on for more than 300 million years, some move to the stars, some just give up, some don’t have a chance to make it, we of this day and age can survive if we leave this Earth and go to the stars. We have the resources to achieve living in space and moving to other worlds but to many people have to just survive this world and it’s problems to think about moving to the stars. So people lets get the Governments to work together and get us off this ever moving, ever changing piece of rock!

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