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Things Are Good: Capturing Animals in 3D for the Future

We are witnessing one of the largest extinction events in history because people deny that climate change is happening. Regardless of the deniers and the death of entire species we can do something that will help the future of humanity: getting as much information about those species as we can while they are alive.

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reeves report: New ‘Tipping Point’ Model Could Help Predict Species Extinction

Snowshoe hares are facing increasing challenges as snow patterns shift dramatically as a result of climate change.

ENVIRONMENTAL “TIPPING POINTS” can provide researchers with valuable clues to detect when species . . . → Read More: reeves report: New ‘Tipping Point’ Model Could Help Predict Species Extinction

The Disaffected Lib: Think of It as the "Noah’s Ark" of Climate Change

What would Noah do?  WWND?Let’s pretend there was a Noah and he built an ark within which he accommodated species, two by two, so that life on Earth would not be wiped out in God’s incredibly vindictive Great Flood.

First thing we know, from the biblical description, is that Noah’s ark would not possibly . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Think of It as the "Noah’s Ark" of Climate Change

Bill Longstaff: The human legacy—one of the world’s six greatest catastrophes

I was watching with interest the other night Jon Stewart’s interview of Elizabeth Kolbert, author of a new book, The Sixth Great Extinction.

There have been five great extinction events in the 550-million year history of multi-celled life on Earth, events in which abnormally large numbers of species die out simultaneously or within a limited . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The human legacy—one of the world’s six greatest catastrophes

Bill Longstaff: We were hell on other species before we were even us

Homo sapiens has been driving other species into extinction for a very long time. We are familiar with more recent events on our own continent with the annihilation of species such as the passenger pigeon and, very nearly, the American bison. But it started much earlier than that. Paleontologists suspect that the disappearance of some . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: We were hell on other species before we were even us

350 or bust: This Earth Day, Let’s Focus On Saving Humans

It’s a snowy and cold Earth Day morning in northwestern Ontario. On this Earth Day, Joe Romm over at Think Progress muses about renaming Earth Day – after all, it’s really humans and our civilization that is in peril at this point by our feckless, reckless and cavalier treatment of the ecosystem that gives us . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: This Earth Day, Let’s Focus On Saving Humans

cartoon life: The Asteroid of Doom

Coming soon to a planet near you.

Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: asteroid, Doom, extinction, fear

350 or bust: Scientists: Catastrophic Tipping Point Looming

The evidence continues to pile up: humanity’s uncontrolled appetite for slashing, burning, and polluting is rapidly pushing the earth’s ecosystem to a tipping point that will have disastrous consequences for our children and grandchildren: A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Scientists: Catastrophic Tipping Point Looming