THE FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS
life, Earth has been filled with biodiversity. Humans are now driving spe
Species That May Soon Become Extinct
Up to 1,000 times faster than natural extinction rate
Group # Species # Species Percent of Species
Evaluated Threatened Threatened
Plants 12,073 8,466 70.1%
Invertebrates 6,161 2,496 40.5
Fish 3,481 1,275 36.6
Reptiles 1,385 423 30.5
Amphibians 6,260 1,905 30.4
Mammals 5,488 1,141 20.8
Birds 9,990 1,222 12.2
Modern biodiversity has taken billions of years to evolve and adapt to Earth's changing environment.
Speculative History Of Our 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Earth4.2 billion years of liquid water & simple single-cell life (prokaryotes)3 billion years of photosynthesis (cells began to emit O2 for animals) 2 billion years of complex cells (eukaryotes)
1 billion years of multi-cellular life forms 600 million years of simple animals 550 million years of complex animals 500 million years of fish and proto-amphibians 475 million years of land-based plants (10.5% of Earth’s history)
400 million years of insects and seeds
360 million years of amphibians
300 million years of reptiles
251 million years ago Permian-Triassic Extinction Event - The Great Dying
200 million years of mammals (4.4% of Earth’s history)
150 million years of birds 130 million years of flowers
75 million years of grass
65 million years since the non-avian dinosaurs died out (1.4% of Earth’s history)
50 million years of marine mammals (from land back to the sea)
2.5 million years since the appearance of the genus Homo (0.0005 of history)
800,000 years since human ancestors learned how to make fire
200,000 years since humans began looking similar to today
25,000 years since the Neanderthals died out (0.000005 of Earth’s history)
200 years since human population reached one billion people (0.00000004)
150 years of industrialization damaging Earth’s biologic diversity
21ST Century – Will Humanity Commit Suicide Soon?
A 10-year study of nine oceanic and four continental shelf systems published in the international journal "Nature" showed thatSINCE 1960, 90% OF ALL LARGE FISHES HAVE DISAPPEARED. The world's cradle-of-life marine food supply is now very insecure. Worldwide devastating damage is becoming irreparable. Events like the 3-month-long 2010 deadly BP gusher, and their use of toxic oil dispersants, are making the rate of man-made biodiversity destruction even worse than ever before.
A century ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now there are roughly 3,000. In only a few years wild tigers may be gone.
Starvation By Exploding Gross Overpopulation
In 1960, world population was only 3 billion people. Today it is about 7 billion. You do not have to be a math wizard to realize that the current trends of (1) increasing population and (2) destruction of biodiversity are UNSUSTAINABLE and INSANELY SUICIDAL. Loss of biodiversity causes poverty, which quickly leads to the death of non-learning humans who ignore Nature.
A billion humans are now starving on less than one cup of low-nutrition food per day. Over 5,000 precious children die every day, due to lack of clean water. As we wipe out our sources of food and water, and population continues to explode, we will have no choice but for the death rate to begin to significantly exceed our out-of-control birth rate. We are killing ourselves. We are killing our future. We must become much-better stewards of our scarce, declining, biological / land / water resources.
For over 10,000 years, China and India have studied the use of naturally-occurring, biologically-diverse herbs as medicines. They want their food to be their medicine. They strive to use advanced-knowledge of biodiversity to prevent and mitigate disease. In some ways, western medicine is far behind understanding the health care benefits of biodiversity.
Our actions kill our very source of life.
The Ongoing Biodiversity Battle For Life
For billions of years, Earth’s individual life forms have struggled to survive and replicate themselves abundantly. Genetic DNA mutations, and sexual-reproduction statistical combination patterns, have produced minor characteristic changes in siblings and generations. The ones most suited to their environmental niche survive to reproduce, whereas the weakest became extinct. Life apparently began in the sea as single cells, became more complex, and some life forms migrated to the land as plants and animals, while Earth’s environment changed significantly over many millions of years.
The fossil record suggests that there have been at least half-a-dozen massive life-extinction events, which wiped out many of Earth's life forms (like the dinosaurs) and created exciting new opportunities for many others (like mammals and humans).
Wild dolphins know how to live in harmony with Nature, but humans care not and do not. Changes that are now being forced on Earth by humans have us on the verge of Earth’s Seventh Life Extinction Event, including the Suicide Of Humanity. Our nuclear arsenals alone can now destroy all humans hundreds of times over. The other things we are doing to our planet today are nearly as bad. They are just happening incrementally “on the installment plan.”
Foolish immediate-gratification humans are now in the current process of slowly killing our own Mother and grandchildren.
Scientists now believe that well-adapted species remain relatively evolutionarily stable for extended periods of history. Sharks similar to modern ones were common 200 million years BEFORE the first dinosaurs. They were already well-adapted ancient predatory killing machines that have had no need to undergo significant evolutionary changes since then. Sharks will most likely still be pervasive on Earth, long after non-learning dinosaurs died, AND The Suicide of Humanity.
Periodically, something huge happens on Earth, which ends the age of some species, and enables the rapid expansion of others that are able to rapidly adapt to the new environment. This evolutionary concept is called “Punctuated Equilibrium.” Human changes to Earth’s delicate biodiversity balance are becoming a huge turning-point exclamation mark !
Species are fairly stable, until the environment undergoes a significant change. Humans are now changing Earth’s environment at an alarming accelerating deadly pace – ending highly-evolved biodiversity, increasing worldwide poverty, and slamming the door on our children's future biodiversity discovery opportunities.
An intelligent, evolved, well-adapted species would preserve biodiversity and help encourage it.
We can directly measure human stupidity by the things around us that we are killing every day.
Intolerant, egotistical, selfish fools see no economic value in any kind of diversity (biologically or otherwise).
Myopic morons think that Earth should be exploited for their short-sighted personal gain – Ignoring Posterity.
This stupidity is NOT scalable with our accelerating exponential population growth. It is NOT sustainable for much longer.
The ignored sustainability lessons of 2008 cost America $15 Trillion dollars in direct immediate economic damage.
How much will the destruction of biodiversity and The Suicide of All Humanity cost us in the 21st century?
How long will we disregard the indefensible path we are now on?
What will be the alarm signal that causes us to finally wake up?
Will we wait until there is no food or medicine anywhere?
Will it be far too late to take any corrective action to reverse irreparable man-made damage?
What will the more-intelligent species that replace humans be like in a few decades?
They most certainly will have to understand how to live in harmony with Nature.
DO YOU TODAY, or is your current lifestyle UNSUSTAINABLE SUICIDE?
Reverse Genesis: Uncreation
In the beginning was the earth.
And it was beautiful.
And man live upon the earth.
And man said: “Let us build skyscrapers and express ways.”
And man said: It is good.”
On the second day,man look up on the clear blue waters on the earth.
And man said: “Let us dump our sewage and waste into the waters.”
And man did.
The waters became dark and murky.
And man said: “It is good.”
On the third day,
Man gazed at the forest of the earth
And they were tall and green.
And man said: “Let us cut the trees and build things for ourselves.”
And man did. And the forest grew thin.
And man said: “It is good.”
On the fourth day,
Man saw animals leaping in the fields
And praying in the sun. And man said:
“Let us trap the animals for money
And shoot them for sport.”
And man did. And the animals became scarce.
And man said: “It is good.”
On the fifth day,
Man felt the cool breeze in his nostrils.
And man said: ” Let us born our refuse and let the wind blow away the smoke and debris.”
And man did. And the air became dense with smoke and carbon.
And man said: “It is good.”
On the sixth day,
Man saw many kind of people on earth
And man feared and said: “Let us make bombs and missile sites in case misunderstanding arise.”
And man did. And missile sites and bomb dumps Checkered the landscape.
And man said: “It is good."
On the seventh day, man rested.
And the earth was quiet and deathly still.
For man was no more.
And it was good!
Using the 5Rs to Preserve Environment
Recycling is one of the least we can do to help save our environment. It involves processing used or waste materials so that it can be used again. In simpler words, you can make something from your own trash instead of contributing to our rapid increasing number of trash. A lot of materials can be recycled, such as, paper, plastic, metal, and glass. These materials can be turned into something very useful without even needing a lot of materials to make new things. A lot of people nowadays recycle their tetra packs or other food packagings to make bags, ornaments and accessories which are being exported to different parts of the world. For a lot of people, trash can also be beneficial for them to live because through trash, they earn money. It’s not hard to recycle, so everyone should make this a habit to make our world a better place to live in.
Another way to help save the environment is to reuse. That is why we should always remember to reuse things. We can do this so we can avoid buying the same thing that we already have which could be used again. For example, we can reuse plastic bags after using it. By doing this, we are lessening the plastics that are produced by companies. We can also reuse plastic utensils at home because in this way, we are avoiding more production of these products. We should all try to do this at home so we can help save the environment through our own little ways.
Repairing is one good way to help save Mother Nature. If we have things that are slightly broken, we can still try repairing or fixing it instead of buying brand new. For example, we have a pair of shoes that is slightly broken, we can still try fixing it than throwing it and buying a new pair of shoes. By repairing, we can save money and we can also help lessen trash in our environment. We can also conserve our natural resources and save more for our future use. So why buy brand new if we can just repair?
4)Reducing amount of rubbish we create
Another way to make a positive encroachment on the environment is by reducing the amount of rubbish we create. Reducing trash is simply minimizing everything we consume in our surroundings. One way of reducing trash is by composting vegetable scraps and yard waste instead of disposing. Another is by keeping disposable goods to a minimum like using real cloth napkins instead of paper towels. With reusing and recycling, it'll be easier for us to reduce and this could be a great effort in saving the environment.
We should refuse buying unnecessary things that are not really needed in our daily lives. We should learn to budget our money for the things we really need. Refusing is one way to conserve money and thus we can also conserve natural resources in our environment that help in preserving Mother Earth.