Humans face 'mass extinction' if action isn't taken in the next 20 years

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/humans-f...n-10773026

EXCERPT: The human race is facing the possibility of mass extinction is measures are not taken in the next 20 years, scientists have warned. Humans and wildlife species face a "dismal" future unless action is taken to arrest "powerful assaults on biodiversity". Human overpopulation and over-consumption by the wealthiest in society are driving factors behind the destruction of species on planet Earth , which is having a negative impact on ecosystems, according to researchers.

The grim warning, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, states that the hidden rate of species population decreases mean "Earth's sixth mass extinction episode has proceeded further than most assume"....

MORE: http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/humans-f...n-10773026
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(Jul 11, 2017 05:03 AM)C C Wrote: http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/humans-f...n-10773026

EXCERPT: The human race is facing the possibility of mass extinction is measures are not taken in the next 20 years, scientists have warned. Humans and wildlife species face a "dismal" future unless action is taken to arrest "powerful assaults on biodiversity". Human overpopulation and over-consumption by the wealthiest in society are driving factors behind the destruction of species on planet Earth , which is having a negative impact on ecosystems, according to researchers.

The grim warning, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, states that the hidden rate of species population decreases mean "Earth's sixth mass extinction episode has proceeded further than most assume"....

MORE: http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/humans-f...n-10773026


Would you please tell us know when a link uses cookies.  I don't think I want a bunch of cookies on my computer so I left a couple of links you posted as soon as I read they leave cookies, and hope I did so fast enough to avoid the cookies.   Not that long ago it was easy for me to get rid of cookies but I no longer know how to do that.  

For the subject, a planet that has had 5 mass extinctions isn't exactly the understanding of reality given in the bible.  It was not a subject when I went to school.  I knew dinosaurs had died but thought everything was about a god making a perfect planet for us.  Interesting how our brains rationalize everything to fit the belief in a loving god.   We have mass education and mass media but we are not using it effectively to make a difference, and we know that is not going to happen during the Trump administration.   Unfortunately, the science of our planet is not as easy to understand as the bible.
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(Jul 11, 2017 03:56 PM)Carol Wrote: Would you please tell us know when a link uses cookies.  I don't think I want a bunch of cookies on my computer so I left a couple of links you posted as soon as I read they leave cookies, and hope I did so fast enough to avoid the cookies.   Not that long ago it was easy for me to get rid of cookies but I no longer know how to do that.  


Take it for granted that pretty much all sites leave cookies, Carol. In some or many cases they're necessary just to access them. You can disable the ability to receive cookies in the Options menu of your web browser. Also, in Firefox you can set all information in the browser to be cleared or deleted after it's closed. Not so much with Chrome or that type of browser, though. (Google Chrome literally uses your browsing data / history for whatever commercial or corporate purposes).

http://m.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies

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(Jul 11, 2017 03:56 PM)Carol Wrote: Would you please tell us know when a link uses cookies.  I don't think I want a bunch of cookies on my computer so I left a couple of links you posted as soon as I read they leave cookies, and hope I did so fast enough to avoid the cookies.  

Ya, C C, you friggin misfit, where’s your manners?  Wink  

Some of us are working on our summer bodies and may not want the extra calories.

(Jul 11, 2017 04:18 PM)C C Wrote: Take it for granted that pretty much all sites leave cookies.

What? This site contains cookies, too?

God Damn it, Stryder.  I could have been bikini ready by now if it weren’t for you.   Tongue
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(Jul 11, 2017 04:37 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote: Ya, C C, you friggin misfit, where’s your manners?  Wink  Some of us are working on our summer bodies and may not want the extra calories.


I pass the buck on to that Sesame Street expatriate slacking on the job again when the "I may need a Walmart electric scooter to shop" threatened masses of America need him the most. "Me want cookie! Me eat cookie! Om nom nom nom!"

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(Jul 11, 2017 04:18 PM)C C Wrote:
(Jul 11, 2017 03:56 PM)Carol Wrote: Would you please tell us know when a link uses cookies.  I don't think I want a bunch of cookies on my computer so I left a couple of links you posted as soon as I read they leave cookies, and hope I did so fast enough to avoid the cookies.   Not that long ago it was easy for me to get rid of cookies but I no longer know how to do that.  


Take it for granted that pretty much all sites leave cookies, Carol. In some or many cases they're necessary just to access them. You can disable the ability to receive cookies in the Options menu of your web browser. Also, in Firefox you can set all information in the browser to be cleared or deleted after it's closed. Not so much with Chrome or that type of browser, though. (Google Chrome literally uses your browsing data / history for whatever commercial or corporate purposes).

http://m.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies

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Oh, that is why it was easier to delete cookies.  I am pre-diabetic and need to avoid cookies.  I think I will go back to Firefox.  

When I asked my doctor if I have Alzheimer's disease he laughed and told me it is just my personality to be ditzy.  It is unnerving when I miss the completely obvious, things have changed because I went from FireFox to Google.   But I made that change long ago and paying attention to all the computer stuff is not interesting to me.  I want it all to work as easily as a toaster, turn it on and it works.  Turn it off and it stops working.  

But on topic, is there something a person might do to increase the chances of survival?   I assume securing a good water supply is essential.  I also assume a compost pile will make useful soil no matter what ground a person has?  I think the best soil would be made by mixing all nature waste and slowly burning it, bio-char.  A supply of medicine would be nice but it has to be refrigerated and that could be a problem, and it is a short shelve life.  I like thinking about this stuff a whole more than I like all the computer issues.
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(Jul 12, 2017 05:00 PM)Carol Wrote: But on topic, is there something a person might do to increase the chances of survival?   I assume securing a good water supply is essential.  I also assume a compost pile will make useful soil no matter what ground a person has?  I think the best soil would be made by mixing all nature waste and slowly burning it, bio-char.  A supply of medicine would be nice but it has to be refrigerated and that could be a problem, and it is a short shelve life.  I like thinking about this stuff a whole more than I like all the computer issues.


A major problem with relying on a garden is the difficulty of protecting it from plunder. If it's one belonging to several members of a community, then they could defend it from stray individuals (but probably not organized raiders over the long haul). Stored supplies would have to be well-hidden as well. Ted Koppel, of course, advocated stocking six months of freeze-dried food for enduring the era when the power-grid is attacked. But he was basing that time-frame on there still being an establishment around with the means to restore the old days. Another challenge is whether or not one could remain in one place for even few months (i.e., if not having a completely isolated residence far from towns, cities, etc). Then the portable survival packs and gear come into play.

9 Methods for Hiding Your Survival Garden
http://urbansurvivalsite.com/9-methods-f...al-garden/

20 Survival Gardening Plants
https://survivallife.com/survival-gardening-plants/

Survival Gardening Hacks
https://survivallife.com/survival-garden...ks-basics/

Survival water purification
http://www.happypreppers.com/water.html

Building A Simple Rain Barrel Collection System
http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/securi...on-system/

Don't Pray For A Rainy Day
http://www.skilledsurvival.com/survival-...nk-or-die/

How To Survive Indefinitely Without Modern Medicine
http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-su...-medicine/

Top prepper medicines to stock for survival
http://www.happypreppers.com/medicine-cabinet.html

Why Store Fish Antibiotics For Survival?
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/why-sto...-survival/

The 9 best Survival Antibiotics
http://urbansurvivalsite.com/the-9-best-...tibiotics/

How to Make a Refrigerator and Survive Diabetes in a Disaster (propane-powered, solar-powered, zeer pot, hole in the ground, etc)
http://thesurvivaldoctor.com/2012/06/19/...n-storage/

Pot in pot refrigerator
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot-in-pot_refrigerator

Survival Prep: Bug-out Bag - EDC
http://www.instructables.com/id/Apocalyp...t-Bag-EDC/

What's the LEAST Survival Gear You Could Carry? the Essential EDC Pocket
http://www.instructables.com/id/Whats-th...ld-carry-/

Survival Food - 56 Long-Term Survival Foods and Supplies at the Grocery Store
https://offgridsurvival.com/survivalfood/

20 Items to Kick Start Your Food Storage Plan
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/20-item...rage-plan/

Urban Survival at Home: From the start of the Bug-in up to the point of having to Bug-out.
http://www.secretsofsurvival.com/surviva...eddon.html

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(Jul 12, 2017 09:25 PM)C C Wrote:
(Jul 12, 2017 05:00 PM)Carol Wrote: But on topic, is there something a person might do to increase the chances of survival?   I assume securing a good water supply is essential.  I also assume a compost pile will make useful soil no matter what ground a person has?  I think the best soil would be made by mixing all nature waste and slowly burning it, bio-char.  A supply of medicine would be nice but it has to be refrigerated and that could be a problem, and it is a short shelve life.  I like thinking about this stuff a whole more than I like all the computer issues.


A major problem with relying on a garden is the difficulty of protecting it from plunder. If it's one belonging to several members of a community, then they could defend it from stray individuals (but probably not organized raiders over the long haul). Stored supplies would have to be well-hidden as well. Ted Koppel, of course, advocated stocking six months of freeze-dried food for enduring the era when the power-grid is attacked. But he was basing that time-frame on there still being an establishment around with the means to restore the old days. Another challenge is whether or not one could remain in one place for even few months (i.e., if not having a completely isolated residence far from towns, cities, etc). Then the portable survival packs and gear come into play.

9 Methods for Hiding Your Survival Garden
http://urbansurvivalsite.com/9-methods-f...al-garden/

20 Survival Gardening Plants
https://survivallife.com/survival-gardening-plants/

Survival Gardening Hacks
https://survivallife.com/survival-garden...ks-basics/

Survival water purification
http://www.happypreppers.com/water.html

Building A Simple Rain Barrel Collection System
http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/securi...on-system/

Don't Pray For A Rainy Day
http://www.skilledsurvival.com/survival-...nk-or-die/

How To Survive Indefinitely Without Modern Medicine
http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-su...-medicine/

Top prepper medicines to stock for survival
http://www.happypreppers.com/medicine-cabinet.html

Why Store Fish Antibiotics For Survival?
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/why-sto...-survival/

The 9 best Survival Antibiotics
http://urbansurvivalsite.com/the-9-best-...tibiotics/

How to Make a Refrigerator and Survive Diabetes in a Disaster (propane-powered, solar-powered, zeer pot, hole in the ground, etc)
http://thesurvivaldoctor.com/2012/06/19/...n-storage/

Pot in pot refrigerator
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot-in-pot_refrigerator

Survival Prep: Bug-out Bag - EDC
http://www.instructables.com/id/Apocalyp...t-Bag-EDC/

What's the LEAST Survival Gear You Could Carry? the Essential EDC Pocket
http://www.instructables.com/id/Whats-th...ld-carry-/

Survival Food - 56 Long-Term Survival Foods and Supplies at the Grocery Store
https://offgridsurvival.com/survivalfood/

20 Items to Kick Start Your Food Storage Plan
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/20-item...rage-plan/

Urban Survival at Home: From the start of the Bug-in up to the point of having to Bug-out.
http://www.secretsofsurvival.com/surviva...eddon.html

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when looking at a survival process it appears quite apparent that many countries are over populated and quite seriousely poorly managed.
food production has been leveraged to increase the unit profit per item instead of increasing food supply to people.
thus food in general is unable to be supplied to the population by any single national government.
for those brainwashed bi-partisan thinkers this also includes market supply as private markets are only interested in profit per unit not customer supply continuity.
if the profits are not high enough the supply is stopped and the people are deliberately starved by the company/private market.
note no credit system is used to ensure public supply, unlike housing & motor vehicles & private debt(bizar really unles you factor the controllers to by psychopaths & narcissists or complete idiots or simply overtly corrupt)

ironically... the cry for decentralisation by privateers is something they have not championed for their own systems.
only the regulatory and government managed supply chains so they can leverage profit from the lack of supply or lack of competition.

quite a critical failure in the entire system really.
however, on the whole most people consider life as cheap and thus do not support the process of maintaining a system that ensures supply.
such is the nature of the human animal as it is currently.


all these "free-Trade-Agreements" that are being bandied about like some new economic tool to creating new jobs and increasing civilian prosperity is quite the con.
funny when you look at the comments of opposition toward carbon tax systems.
ironic really.
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(Oct 18, 2017 04:25 PM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote: for those brainwashed bi-partisan thinkers this also includes market supply as private markets are only interested in profit per unit not customer supply continuity.
if the profits are not high enough the supply is stopped and the people are deliberately starved by the company/private market.

If you weren't such a partisan sheep (bi-partisan means both side working together), you'd know that you can profit equally well either way...and only if the demand is commensurate. An equal profit margin can be made on either at low volume higher price or a high volume lower price. Demand can lead to shortages that naturally raise the price, as a commodity becomes more scarce, but industries don't generally seek to operate with a supply risk.
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