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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:44 PM

'Unprecedented' Decline of Plants and Animals (insects too)

The Red List, published Thursday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), revealed that one third of all species the group has assessed are now under threat due to overfishing, pollution, illegal logging and trafficking, threats to water sources and habitats due to the climate crisis, and other factors, including many human activities.

"This update clearly shows how much humans around the world are overexploiting wildlife."

—Dr. Grethel Aguilar, IUCNOf the approximately 9,000 species the IUCN assessed over the past year, the group determined about 2,600 to be endangered, critically endangered, or threatened, bringing the total number of vulnerable species to about 28,000 of the more than 100,000 that have now been studied.

"Nature is declining at rates unprecedented in human history," said Jane Smart, global director of the IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group. "Decisive action is needed at scale to halt this decline; the timing of this assessment is critical as governments are starting to negotiate a new global biodiversity framework for such action."

A quarter of all mammals are threatened with possible extinction, while 40 percent of the world's amphibians and a third of reefs and corals—which in addition to providing thousands of species with habitats, also protect humans' habitats by halting the erosion of coastlines—are now endangered.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/18/unprecedented-decline-plants-and-animals-global-red-list-reveals-nearly-one-third

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:51 PM

1. Well if you believe in the fairy tale of evolution

Survivors will just evolve and thrive on!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:10 PM

2. Eventually

Last time the planet had this much CO2 climate went into fibrillation and it took 6 million years to sort itself out.

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Response to orson (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:23 PM

3. ''Last time the planet had this much CO2...''...thanks for proving this happened long before humans.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:13 AM

4. There are reasons it happened before humans.

Do you know what they are?

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:55 AM

8. Yes...and it will keep cycling long after humans are gone until the sun goes red giant and takes the

earth with it. Go tell it to the egotistical OP sources who believe they can halt the animal/insect decline...or the other morons who believe they can stop the earth from warming and/or cooling.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:58 AM

9. If you know what caused those warmings, then you know what is causing this one.

Right?

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:01 AM

10. And...?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:01 AM

11. Exactly.

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Response to orson (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:14 AM

6. Well according to the story tellers

this planet has undergone 5 and maybe 6 major extinctions. Chixalub was a near global killer! that was supposedly instantaneous due to that asteroid hitting the planet.

If evolution was true- this slow increase as compared to an asteroid strike will be a piece of cake, for the myth of evolution to allow for species to adapt or die!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:13 AM

5. That's not how it works nolidad.

You studied evolution for 10 whole years.
But you still can;t figure out how it works.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:46 AM

7. ''Decisive action is needed at scale to halt this decline''...wow, the arrogance he has is priceless

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