What Humans Have Done
Some of you may have seen this, but consider the “other” side of this story that the video fails to mention.
The title is “What would happen if humans disappeared“, but it should have been “What humans have done.”
The video is highly inaccurate with regards to the Earth recovering from our pollution. It would only be true in a perfectly re-balanced world (where the energy imbalance does not exist) – which will not happen for hundreds of thousands of years.
The video assumes that natural carbon sinks (storage of carbon) will all return to acting normally. It won’t.
Climbing temperatures will continue for centuries, wiping out most forms of life on the surface and in the ocean. Oxygen depletion will finish the job. Surface fauna will disappear in many regions under hellish fires. Desertification will continue unchecked. Once the sulfates aerosols fall out of the atmosphere from human emissions, temperatures will rise rapidly. And stay that way for thousands of years. This is already well-known.
Alan Wiesman in The World Without Us does a better job of explaining how much destruction we have caused and what we will leave behind. However, the “self-healing” capacity of the Earth narrative still misses out on climate change, which is unforgivable. Rising sea levels will continue unabated for centuries, flooding coastlines the world over. Ice, permafrost, soils and sea floors will continue to warm, releasing CO₂ and methane. Temperatures will continue to climb to hothouse Earth levels extinguishing most life on the planet.
THAT is what we are really leaving behind – DEATH.
No, the Earth does not need us, but we certainly do need it. What we’ve done to the Earth and all the life within it is beyond criminal.
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Other than the impact extinction event of 65 million years ago, previous mass extinctions are thought to have been due to extreme volcanic activity, and the best evidence indicates they took place over many thousands of years.
The Sixth Mass Extinction -primarily a consequence of industrial humans burning fossil fuels- will near completion around mid-century, about 300 years from its commencement, with most of the action in the final decades.
“Today’s rate of increase is more than 100 times faster than the increase that occurred when the last ice age ended.”
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” -Albert Einstein
This article covers follow-up points on the disinformation being spread by alternative newz liars and shills. Mike Adams and Alex Jones are prominently featured. Adams has been congratulating himself on his “accuracy” of post-election chaos, except he’s once again, mistaken. Martial law did not happen. Even the post-(s)Election protests were far less then he claimed.
The paid-to-be-false prophet paradigm is polluting intelligence, yet it is never punished as it should be (boycott their crap, at the very least).
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I’ve seen several others that depict the growing levels of fake news and deception by these same sources. The faketriots have reacted of course, since their propheting [sic] has been exposed for the faketriotry it really is.
What comes next is predictable since they’ve got millions of dollars now at their disposal and vengeance in mind.