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Jan 18 - Elon Musk is trying to scare people with a Sixth Mass Extinction Event tale
 

 

Sixth mass extinction event in progress - and it's humanity's fault - study

Elon Musk: all species on Earth are doomed to extinction due to the expansion of the Sun if we don't colonize other planets.


Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event, this time caused by human hands, a new study suggests.

The five previous ones were caused by natural phenomena, either due to natural climate shifts or asteroid impacts.

This sixth one, however, was anything but natural, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Biological Reviews.

The current extinction event is not even a new phenomenon, but has been going on since at least the 16th century.

Earth was once home to two million known species.

According to the study, however, since 1500 CE, as many as 7.5%-13% of them may have been lost, meaning from 150,000 to 260,000 different species.

Some deny this is happening.

Or, more precisely, they deny that decline or outright extinction of many species point to a mass extinction event.

But the study, led by the University of Hawaii's Prof. Robert Cowie, argues that this is the result of bias.

Most of these a*sessments focus on mammals and birds, the research professor said, completely overlooking invertebrates, the majority of biodiversity on Earth.

The severity of the situation varies. Specifically, plant life is impacted at a slower rate, and land-based species – specifically on islands like Hawaii – are much more affected than on continents.

Is the loss of species a natural phenomenon?

“Humans are the only species capable of manipulating the biosphere on a large scale,” Cowie emphasized in a statement. “We are not just another species evolving in the face of external influences. In contrast, we are the only species that has a conscious choice regarding our future and that of Earth’s biodiversity.”

This is especially problematic because if humanity is causing the crisis, we're also the only ones who can solve it – and we're not very good at that.

Conservation efforts are possible in theory and have been used successfully for some species. But only certain ones are helped, while the overall trend seems impossible to reverse.

The political will to f*ght the problem is lacking, Cowie claims.

And if people continue to deny that a sixth mass extinction event is even occurring, the situation will only get worse.

“Denying the crisis, accepting it without reacting, or even encouraging it constitutes an abrogation of humanity’s common responsibility and paves the way for Earth to continue on its sad trajectory towards the Sixth Mass Extinction,” he warned.

Elon Musk weighs in on mass extinction

Cowie isn't the only one who recognizes the problem, though others may have a very different approach to both the nature of the problem and its solution.
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According to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, in direct response to a tweet about Cowie's study, it is inevitable that all life on Earth will go extinct – regardless of the mass extinction event being done by human hands.

Rather than humans being the cause, though, he points to a crisis of a very different nature:

The expansion of the Sun.

But this can also be averted, he argued, should humanity spread throughout the stars and become a multi-planetary civilization.

Musk has proposed this many times before, specifically colonizing Mars, and has made clear his ambitions through ventures of his company SpaceX.

But Musk isn't alone in thinking that spreading humanity to other planets is a possible solution.

According to Israeli-American astronomer Avi Loeb of Harvard University, a possible light sail vessel could one day be used as a "Noah's ark" of sorts to save life on Earth.

This, he argued, is important, because mankind has already “spent a considerable amount of money into destroying the planet.”

His idea would be different from Musk's colonization one, however.

“It doesn’t need to be a big spacecraft – it just needs to have an artificial intelligence, a large enough computer with the DNA of every living creature and a 3D printer," Loeb said.

"We will know, hopefully in the next few decades, how to reconstruct synthetic life, and with a 3D printer we could possibly do it.

"With a computer, 3D printer and AI, we could reconstruct everything.”
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 4 months ago '07        #2
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79 OP
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ok, so, first things first

Elon's doomsday scenario is at least 1,000,000,000 years away at least, (that's one billion years for the anti-math folks)




Researchers debate whether Earth will be swallowed by the sun as it expands into a red giant billions of years from now

The future looks bright—maybe too bright. The sun is slowly expanding and brightening, and over the next few billion years it will eventually desiccate Earth, leaving it hot, brown and uninhabitable. About 7.6 billion years from now, the sun will reach its maximum size as a red giant: its surface will extend beyond Earth’s orbit today by 20 percent and will shine 3,000 times brighter. In its final stage, the sun will collapse into a white dwarf.

Although scientists agree on the sun’s future, they disagree about what will happen to Earth. Since 1924, when British mathematician James Jeans first considered Earth’s fate during the sun’s red giant phase, a bevy of scientists have reached oscillating conclusions. In some scenarios, our planet escapes vaporization; in the latest analyses, however, it does not.

 4 months ago '07        #3
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79 OP
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second, you can't ignore the irony of a rich white guy, telling you that you need to make him richer or else rich white guys will go extinct in a billion years

the irony of being scared that a culture of racism, r*pe, pedophilia, murder poverty and abuse will go away

the fear that there won't be any more white people
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 4 months ago '17        #4
THExTAKEOVER 
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There’s been resets already.

Mudfloods
Glaciers
Pole reversals
Old civilization using nuclear.

That’s why there called resets.
Also that’s why after, you always get the story of people leaving caves.

Then again the Georgia Guidestone aren’t in place for no reason.
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 4 months ago '09        #5
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x81
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its a phony scare tactic for him to get even richer
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 4 months ago '16        #6
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According to Israeli-American astronomer Avi Loeb of Harvard University, a possible light sail vessel could one day be used as a "Noah's ark" of sorts to save life on Earth.


I wonder where he got that crazy idea
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 4 months ago '06        #7
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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The musk quote is stupid, but the study in the article is legit.
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 4 months ago '07        #8
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79 OP
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 THExTAKEOVER said
Then again the Georgia Guidestone aren’t in place for no reason.
those are kinda funny really because the whole thing is based on people being so mindless and directionless that they would follow some sort of vague, random set of instructions that survived a mass extinction event

like when you think about it, what motivation would survivors have to even give a fu*k about it and what it says?

it's the exact opposite of science to develop a credo just because something is still standing after a disaster

the Georiga Guidestones are nothing more than a thirsty social media post turned into a granite monument in a astrologically arranged, strategic location

none of this bullsh*t is useful to a civilization trying to start over

if you really wanted to leave "a guide" to survivors, wouldn't it be better to give instructions on hunting, foraging, planting and harvesting?

first aid and natural DIY medical concepts? historical weather patterns? maps? anything actually fu*kin useful?

Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
Unite humanity with a living new language.
Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Balance personal rights with social duties.
Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
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 4 months ago '18        #9
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Fdb.
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 4 months ago '07        #10
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79 OP
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 Skateboard T said
The musk quote is stupid, but the study in the article is legit.
either way, no one should care about this
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 4 months ago '18        #11
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 yola said
those are kinda funny really because the whole thing is based on people being so mindless and directionless that they would follow some sort of vague, random set of instructions that survived a mass extinction event

like when you think about it, what motivation would survivors have to even give a fu*k about it and what it says?

it's the exact opposite of science to develop a credo just because something is still standing after a disaster

the Georiga Guidestones are nothing more than a thirsty social media post turned into a granite monument in a astrologically arranged, strategic location

none of this bullsh*t is useful to a civilization trying to start over

if you really wanted to leave "a guide" to survivors, wouldn't it be better to give instructions on hunting, foraging, planting and harvesting?

first aid and natural DIY medical concepts? historical weather patterns? maps? anything actually fu*kin useful?
Ppl are so gullible they'll believe that those are the 10 commandments from the Bible if somebody rich told them. Those stones will be worshipped long after we're all gone.
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 4 months ago '05        #12
Double M Set  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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You Can Read About This In "The Adam and Eve Story" On The CIA's Website.....Its Believed That The Earth Resets During Pole Shifts Causing Weather Changes (Great Flood, Great Drought, Ice Age Etc) Including The Myth Of Dinosaurs Being Hit By A Comet...Which Couldn't Be Tru Because What About Flying Dinosaurs, Right....It Says Something About The Earths Core Popping And Spreading Mile High Lava That Even Pterodactyls Didn't Survive...Which Could Also Be Tied With Humans Being Bigger..Bcuz The World Crusted Over From All The Lava....Hints Giants And Why Dinosaurs Seem So Big To Us....For Us To Cause This One...Im Going To Call It Being Due To Our GreenHouseGases And Ozone Depletion...The Sun Will Burn Us Out Due To That And Cause A New Ecosystem
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 4 months ago '06        #13
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 yola said
either way, no one should care about this
Mass extinction is something we should try to curtail though, we need biodiversity and to decrease our impact on climate change.

The sun exploding long after our species will have likely destroyed the planet through some other means? Definitely not lol
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 4 months ago '07        #14
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 Skateboard T said
Mass extinction is something we should try to curtail though, we need biodiversity and to decrease our impact on climate change.
why?

so everyone can watch racists and China race for control of the world and see World War 3 and Civil Wars 2-4?

things are only gunna get worse dude

the whole "save the planet" thing really boils down to "save the white capitalist fantasy" and "preserve the plantation for the rich"

i'm all for more responsibility and accountability on the environment and taking care of our spaceship, but maybe we should figure some things out before we start thinking past 2100

it's hard to buy into this future urgency when i see people sleeping on the streets everywhere, suicides and addictions stay increasing, racism is on the rise, batsh*t crazy people walking around yelling at sh*t that's not there and on and on and on

3,000,000 children starve TO death every year

that's 5 every minute

and that's what people want to save?

and here's the irony, nobody can be bothered to provide for themselves and learn how to grow/raise their own food, nobody has the stones to k*ll their own protein, nobody has the patience to grow and make their own pasta sauce

that's what we wanna save? a bunch of lazy spoiled brats?

dude, we need a mass extinction event to wipe away this disgusting parasitic virus that's pissed and sh*t all over the planet and obsessed over things that just don't fu*kin matter

get back to basics and learn a hard fu*kin lesson about what's really important

learn that a hard days work isn't sitting in a fu*kin chair looking at a monitor and no one would dare throw away food

nobody gives a fu*k about each other, so we're supposed to worry about keeping a place for people to keep not caring about each other?

a planet with no humans means no more r*pe and racism and pedos and bigotry and poverty
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 4 months ago '06        #15
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 yola said
why?

so everyone can watch racists and China race for control of the world and see World War 3 and Civil Wars 2-4?

things are only gunna get worse dude

the whole "save the planet" thing really boils down to "save the white capitalist fantasy" and "preserve the plantation for the rich"

i'm all for more responsibility and accountability on the environment and taking care of our spaceship, but maybe we should figure some things out before we start thinking past 2100

it's hard to buy into this future urgency when i see people sleeping on the streets everywhere, suicides and addictions stay increasing, racism is on the rise, batsh*t crazy people walking around yelling at sh*t that's not there and on and on and on

3,000,000 children starve TO death every year

that's 5 every minute

and that's what people want to save?

and here's the irony, nobody can be bothered to provide for themselves and learn how to grow/raise their own food, nobody has the stones to k*ll their own protein, nobody has the patience to grow and make their own pasta sauce

that's what we wanna save? a bunch of lazy spoiled brats?

dude, we need a mass extinction event to wipe away this disgusting parasitic virus that's pissed and sh*t all over the planet and obsessed over things that just don't fu*kin matter

get back to basics and learn a hard fu*kin lesson about what's really important

learn that a hard days work isn't sitting in a fu*kin chair looking at a monitor and no one would dare throw away food

nobody gives a fu*k about each other, so we're supposed to worry about keeping a place for people to keep not caring about each other?

a planet with no humans means no more r*pe and racism and pedos and bigotry and poverty
A lot of it comes back to climate change, especially starvation and poverty in the global south. Droughts lead to food shortages lead to wars, it was one of the catalysts in the Syrian crisis. That’s just one example though.

You can strive for environmental reform while also being anticapitalist, hell, the most effective reform proposals are strictly anti capitalist, seeking to use tax revenue from the highest earners and corporations to finance all of the projects involved in those reforms. Projects that would have far reaching, systemic impacts shrinking the wealth class, expanding the middle class, and opening many people up to opportunities (and care) that they never had before.

It’s all a huge system that grew out of colonialism and imperialism by white nations, I’m not arguing with you on any of that, I’m saying it’s dangerous to ignore the issue, and beneficial to pursue systemic reforms aimed at addressing it.
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 4 months ago '04        #16
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There's literally a study about it and y'all got your Elon Hating blinders on and focusing on him

"Rich white people"
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 4 months ago '10        #17
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 4 months ago '17        #18
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 THExTAKEOVER said
There’s been resets already.

Mudfloods
Glaciers
Pole reversals
Old civilization using nuclear.

That’s why there called resets.
Also that’s why after, you always get the story of people leaving caves.

Then again the Georgia Guidestone aren’t in place for no reason.
Certain people leaving caves
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 4 months ago '15        #19
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 Double M Set said
You Can Read About This In "The Adam and Eve Story" On The CIA's Website.....Its Believed That The Earth Resets During Pole Shifts Causing Weather Changes (Great Flood, Great Drought, Ice Age Etc) Including The Myth Of Dinosaurs Being Hit By A Comet...Which Couldn't Be Tru Because What About Flying Dinosaurs, Right....It Says Something About The Earths Core Popping And Spreading Mile High Lava That Even Pterodactyls Didn't Survive...Which Could Also Be Tied With Humans Being Bigger..Bcuz The World Crusted Over From All The Lava....Hints Giants And Why Dinosaurs Seem So Big To Us....For Us To Cause This One...Im Going To Call It Being Due To Our GreenHouseGases And Ozone Depletion...The Sun Will Burn Us Out Due To That And Cause A New Ecosystem
All those events were caused by celestial events but not anything impacting earth. What’s crazy is you’re damn close to what the true existential threat is

 Skateboard T said
A lot of it comes back to climate change, especially starvation and poverty in the global south. Droughts lead to food shortages lead to wars, it was one of the catalysts in the Syrian crisis. That’s just one example though.

You can strive for environmental reform while also being anticapitalist, hell, the most effective reform proposals are strictly anti capitalist, seeking to use tax revenue from the highest earners and corporations to finance all of the projects involved in those reforms. Projects that would have far reaching, systemic impacts shrinking the wealth class, expanding the middle class, and opening many people up to opportunities (and care) that they never had before.

It’s all a huge system that grew out of colonialism and imperialism by white nations, I’m not arguing with you on any of that, I’m saying it’s dangerous to ignore the issue, and beneficial to pursue systemic reforms aimed at addressing it.
The issue is the bold, ALL the ills that we currently see stem from the bold. It needs to be a complete eradication (not reform) of the status quo and the established order, that is the solution. Anything less is a farce, anything less is nothing but a pretext to serve the same established order. Anything less than eradication of this system will lead to the demise of humanity and end of humankind as we know it.
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 4 months ago '04        #20
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 yola said
ok, so, first things first

Elon's doomsday scenario is at least 1,000,000,000 years away at least, (that's one billion years for the anti-math folks)


 yola said
second, you can't ignore the irony of a rich white guy, telling you that you need to make him richer or else rich white guys will go extinct in a billion years

the irony of being scared that a culture of racism, r*pe, pedophilia, murder poverty and abuse will go away

the fear that there won't be any more white people
Not to mention the MF is trying to colonize Mars. Our next door neighbor. Like that will save us if the sun engulfs the earth.

Unless we become interstellar, there ain't nothing that is going to save us from our sun dying...in a billion years like you said.
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 4 months ago '16        #21
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space jews
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 4 months ago '12        #22
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What’s with the white girl reading Frederick Douglas?

 4 months ago '20        #23
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What’s with the white girl reading Frederick Douglas?
I think that's Karl Marx. The guy who wrote communist manifesto.

 4 months ago '12        #24
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 messy marv stan said
its a phony scare tactic for him to get even richer
Bro after I watched that YouTube video on Elon I can’t believe sh*t this dude be talkin about no more. fu*king fraud

edit: if anybody interested


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I wanna put molly in grimes butt
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