Are we headed for near-term human extinction?


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Are we headed for near-term human extinction?

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Are we headed for near-term human extinction?

Recent studies suggest it is irresponsible to rule out the possibility after last week’s “warning to humanity” from more than 15,000 climate change scientists

by Zach Ruiter

November 22, 2017

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Shifts in climate can be exponential, abrupt and massive due to “feedbacks,” which can amplify and diminish the effects of global warming.

A “warning to humanity” raising the spectre “of potentially catastrophic climate change… from burning fossil fuels, deforestation and agricultural production – particularly from farming ruminants for meat consumption,” was published in the journal BioScience last week.

More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries endorsed the caution, which comes on the 25th anniversary of a letter released by the Union of Concerned Scientists in 1992, advising that “a great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided.”

A quarter century on, what gets lost in the dichotomy between climate change believers and deniers is that inaction and avoidance in our daily lives are forms of denial, too.

And what most of us are collectively denying is the mounting evidence that points to a worst-case scenario unfolding of near-term human extinction.

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Read the rest of this stupid article, to find their 5 supposed indicators of impending doom.

The Reporter is one very ignorant man.


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I think something needs to be parsed here.

The world is warming; that can’t be denied. The Northwest passage is opening up consistently for the first time in recorded history, and that’s a direct consequence of Summers lasting longer, and smaller snowfalls in the Arctic.

What’s unknown is to what extent we contribute to it, and if it is truly a bad thing for the earth to warm in the first place.

The Alarmism we see in this article isn’t rational, and it seems to me that these officials fail to ask the more relevant question: whether we do something about Global Warming or not, which path would do the most to save human lives?

Ambiguous claims of a nebulous catastrophe that will befall he Earth if we “don’t change our ways”, isn’t helpful for determining that.

In short, we can acknowledge that some measure of what they’ve said is true, without buying into their conclusions of what should be done about it.


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Did you read the 5 sections in the article?

It is hilarious.

Despite the obvious absurdity of the article,there are people out there thinking this is credible stuff. At WUWT,there is a fellow who is smitten with the nonsense to the point that he posted a link to an ever dumber article covering similar claims.

Will humans be extinct by 2026?

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HA HA HA, ohhh the stupid is flowing hard these days.


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You think that’s hilarious? Then get a load of this. Many who fear the effects of global warming on earth are convinced Mars is the answer! That is, somehow freezing cold Mars, with almost no atmosphere, a third the gravity, no arable land, no magnetosphere, no liquid water and not a cell of life is going to support civilization when earth becomes too balmy. Hah!


#5

Gee how did we survive the much warmer Holocene Optimism of 8,000 years ago when it was a LOT warmer than today?


#6

Not sure if any of this global warming nonsense figures into Branson, Musk and Bezos motivation for sinking billions into space programs but it’s all good anyway.


#7

It actually might.

And there are peculiar carbon cycles on the planet, that may indicate robust, cellular life.


#8

Welp, pack your bags and book a flight! Mars is gonna be heaven on earth, I tells ya!


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The Moon, Mars and the rest of the solar system is not a short term fix for anything. There might be economically viable deposits of Helium-3 on the Moon. Mars is undeveloped real estate. Terraforming is estimated in centuries. If we don’t start now, when? God bless Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and others who put their money where their mouth is.