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Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age
    #3054594 - 08/26/04 07:48 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: Worf]
    #3054665 - 08/26/04 08:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Combine that with the Holocene Extinction Event which is supposed to be ongoing and directly caused by humans....and we don't appear to be a very meek species on this planet :smirk:


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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: Worf]
    #3055885 - 08/27/04 12:04 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I saw on some special somewhere that we are pretty much the next great extinction the planet is experiencing. Pretty much equal to the extinction the dinosaurs faced when they disappeared. Scary eh? At least we'll live long enough not experience too much of it.


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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: Worf]
    #3057062 - 08/27/04 08:36 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Actually some estimates are suggesting that we may lose up to 90% of the Earth's species over the next 100 years. Many of us here may very well life to see the bulk of these species disappear.

Do a google search for "Holocene extinction event", which is the name they've given to the current extinction event. If we DO lose 90% of all species, this event will be far beyond the extinction of the dinosaurs (I think we lost about 60% of species in that one). There has been one extinction event before where 90% of all species were lost...so we know it can happen.


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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: trendal]
    #3057400 - 08/27/04 11:42 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Survival of the fittest.


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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: Darcho]
    #3057489 - 08/27/04 12:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Survival of the fittest has nothing to do with this, I'm afraid, because this goes far beyond the genetic population of a single species. We are doing quite a good job of trashing the entire ecosystem of which we are a part of.


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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: trendal]
    #3058823 - 08/27/04 05:40 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

The mosquitoes are going to be the next major species! Seeing as they continue to multiply every single day by the dozens. I'm sure they will do a hell of a lot better job then us preserving this beautiful planet.


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Re: Scientists warn of new Anthropocene age [Re: THE KRAT BARON]
    #3059161 - 08/27/04 07:29 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I think mosquitos will be the next gasoline.


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