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Life Arts    H4'ed 12/20/15

A Healthy Planet Awaits Us, If We Open Our Eyes

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Climate change is disrupting natural processes as reflected in higher than normal extinction rates. Consider the following message from the website "The Extinction Crisis:"

It's frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals -- the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We're currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural "background" rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we're now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day [1]. It could be a scary future indeed, with as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century [2].

Justin Aford of IFL Science reinforces this pattern:

It is generally agreed that human activities, such as the destruction of habitats in order to accommodate our ever-growing population, are largely responsible for this increase in species extinction rate. However, it's also evident that conservation projects have been effective for some species. We need to continue with these efforts if we want to stand a chance in preventing this current crisis from worsening.

Meanwhile, National Geographic states:

According to a review published on May 29 in the journal Science, current extinction rates are up to a thousand times higher than they would be if people weren't in the picture.

Not a pretty picture. Some deny the issue and say the resources are not legitimate. I personally trust resources such as National Geographic as well as other science grounded writings. I also trust the common sense evaluation by my senses of once vibrant forests I had known as a child. These respites from school and community are now filled with Walmarts and fast food chains. Thus is progress: corporate desolation.

We all lose in this, don't we? Work and slave for years making sociopaths rich while the Earth goes to hell in a hand basket? What of our children and grandchildren? Oh, hell, let them suffocate. Meanwhile, enjoy your Happy Meal!

And who are our authorities? Corporations! They own the government and media and they own you. What are these authorities like? Well, corporate behavior has been described as being consistent with the psychiatric diagnoses of Psychopathic Personality Disorder.

A psychopath has the empathy of a Mafia Hit Man who blows someone away and then says, "Hey, its business!" Thus is the corporate mentality. The Mafia "Godfather" is the God of western civilization.

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