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Science editor-in-chief Marcia McNutt : Climate Change + other ecosystem damage = extinction

Climate Change Impacts Marcia McNutt is Editor-in-Chief of Science. 2 August 2013. Science: Vol. 341 no. 6145 p. 435 We are not just experiencing increases in greenhouse gas emissions but also eutrophication, pollution of the air and water, massive land … Continue reading

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Escape to another planet before we go extinct

The only method of propulsion we have to escape the planet is, you guessed it, fossil fuels, and they don’t come anywhere near to getting us to the speed of light necessary to get to even the closest star. Nor … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: If Nuclear War Doesn’t Get Us, Climate Change Will

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species. Watch the video at: http://www.thenation.com/video/173205/noam-chomsky-if-nuclear-war-doesnt-get-us-climate-change-will#  

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Craig Dilworth

Dilworth, Craig. 2010.  Too smart for our own good : the ecological predicament of humankind.  Cambridge University Press. Biography: Craig Dilworth, born and raised in Canada, received his PhD in Sweden in 1981. He is presently Reader in Theoretical Philosophy … Continue reading

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Extinction has Nearly Happened Before: The Human Bottleneck

Analysis of our genome has revealed we probably went through a time when we were reduced to a population between 40 and 15,000.  If we reach such low numbers again from all of the factors in Collapse and some or … Continue reading

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The Onion

The Onion is a humorous magazine, this is very dark humor indeed — you’ve been warned… 26 Jan 2012.  Scientists: ‘Look, One-Third Of The Human Race Has To Die For Civilization To Be Sustainable, So How Do We Want To … Continue reading

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Jan 10, 2012. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Doomsday Clock 1 minute closer to Midnight

It is Now 5 Minutes to Midnight. Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight. 10 January 2012. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Faced with inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and proliferation, continuing inaction on climate change, and the … Continue reading

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World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity 1992

On November 18, 1992 approximately 1700 scientists from around the world, and the majority of the Nobel Prize laureates in the sciences, signed the document titled ‘World Scientist’s Warning to Humanity‘. WORLD SCIENTISTS’ WARNING TO HUMANITY Human beings and the … Continue reading

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Yevgeny Chazov, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

11 Dec 1985. Nobel Lecture by Yevgeny Chazov, Nobel Peace prize winner in 1985. Nuclear war, unless it is prevented, would lead to the extinction of life on Earth and possibly in the Universe. Can we take such a risk? … Continue reading

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Michael Smith, Nobel Prize winner

10 Dec 1993. Michael Smith, winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1993, speech at the Nobel Banquet. I believe that Alfred Nobel, in contemplating this munificent act of the Bank and in contemplating what might happen in the next 100 … Continue reading

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