Are we living in the Anthropocene?
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04-09-2016, 05:28 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 05:22 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's been three major extinction events. Am I correct? Humans did not cause them all.

Extinction events seem to be a perfectly natural occurrence on this planet.

Five

God couldnt even do this right. Weeping
Why wasnt he out after three strikes?

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04-09-2016, 05:31 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 05:28 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 05:22 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's been three major extinction events. Am I correct? Humans did not cause them all.

Extinction events seem to be a perfectly natural occurrence on this planet.

Five

God couldnt even do this right. Weeping
Why wasnt he out after three strikes?

Thanks mate. Thumbsup

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04-09-2016, 06:17 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 05:28 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 05:22 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's been three major extinction events. Am I correct? Humans did not cause them all.

Extinction events seem to be a perfectly natural occurrence on this planet.

Five

God couldnt even do this right. Weeping
Why wasnt he out after three strikes?

When there is no base, no bat, no ball, no field, no pitcher and no batter, there's going to be a lot of "whiffing" at balls. That "whiffing" is performed by people who like to make shit up (pitchers), and the credulous numpties who believe it (hitters).
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04-09-2016, 06:43 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 06:17 PM)Fireball Wrote:  When there is no base, no bat, no ball, no field, no pitcher and no batter, there's going to be a lot of "whiffing" at balls.

Dude, we don't want to know about your private life. Gasp

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04-09-2016, 08:01 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 06:43 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 06:17 PM)Fireball Wrote:  When there is no base, no bat, no ball, no field, no pitcher and no batter, there's going to be a lot of "whiffing" at balls.

Dude, we don't want to know about your private life. Gasp

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04-09-2016, 08:20 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 05:22 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's been three major extinction events. Am I correct? Humans did not cause them all.

Extinction events seem to be a perfectly natural occurrence on this planet.

Not counting the, still under debate, events where the human race was almost extincted.

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04-09-2016, 08:38 PM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(04-09-2016 05:28 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 05:22 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's been three major extinction events. Am I correct? Humans did not cause them all.

Extinction events seem to be a perfectly natural occurrence on this planet.

Five

God couldnt even do this right. Weeping
Why wasnt he out after three strikes?

I even think you could make a case for there being more than five based on this graph.

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I think we’re due for another one. I’m getting my life-jacket on.

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05-09-2016, 01:40 AM
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"Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?" - E. O. Wilson
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05-09-2016, 01:54 AM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(05-09-2016 01:40 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  


This is fecking scary.

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05-09-2016, 02:30 AM
RE: Are we living in the Anthropocene?
(05-09-2016 01:54 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(05-09-2016 01:40 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  


This is fecking scary.

I was trying to find something even more terrifying:

When E.O. Wilson came to speak at the Lied Center in Lawrence, KS (at which event I met my Beloved, by the way), he put up a series of slides showing global forest cover from a two centuries ago up until today, every decade between then and now. Watching it shrink raised the hairs on my arms and the back of my neck.

If I recall correctly, we're currently at about 13% of what it was in 1800. [Edit to Add: And that speech was a decade ago.]

And you really don't want to know what he had to say about the current rates of species extinction!

It's what comes to mind when someone asks me if humans are changing the planet. "Are we living in the Anthropocene?", indeed... we're living in a Mass Extinction Event that equals the rate we see in the wake of the Alvarez impact (the K-Pg boundary, formerly called the K-T boundary, 65 MYA). Yes, it's really that bad.

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