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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:41 AM

Alarming, global decline in bird populations.

US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds since 1970, study says
By Ashley Strickland, CNN

(CNN) - Bird populations in the United States and Canada have dropped by 29% since 1970, signifying 2.9 billion birds lost in almost 50 years, according to a new study.

The scientists involved in the study warn that like a canary in a coalmine, birds reveal environmental health. This steep loss of bird populations, including some of the most common birds like sparrows and finches, shows that human impacts on the continent's environment mean it can no longer support the wildlife systems it once did.

Almost 90% of the birds lost came from 12 common songbird families like sparrow, blackbirds, warblers, finches and swallows. Shorebirds have also lost one-third of their population, and grassland birds lost more than 720 million, resulting in a 53% population reduction. Forests across North America lost more than 1 billion birds.

The extreme loss matches a similar picture emerging around the globe. The loss of grassland birds in North America is similar to a decline in farmland birds across Europe, according to the study...
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/world/north-america-bird-population-loss-scn/index.html?utm_source=CNN+Five+Things&utm_campaign=d7e7cc108b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_27_07_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6da287d761-d7e7cc108b-104928233

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real Cannabis calm Sep 2019 OP
Moostache Sep 2019 #1
real Cannabis calm Sep 2019 #4
Moostache Sep 2019 #5
dalton99a Sep 2019 #2
Autumn Sep 2019 #3
real Cannabis calm Sep 2019 #6
bdamomma Sep 2019 #7

Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:00 AM

1. It is not just birds...

Insects and fish are also in terminal decline...
People are willfully ignorant of the impending doom we all face in the next 25-30 years.

Do NOT believe the timelines that say the worst effects are still about 75 years out (turn of the century)...this shit is hitting the fan NOW, and the splatter is going to be severe for everyone.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:28 AM

4. 25-30 years? We're seeing serious environmental problems now!

Not long ago, I felt bad that we were leaving a legacy of environmental consequences to the next generation; but it appears that I lived too long and must experience these irresponsible issues myself.

The Trumps are focused on destroying endangered species for sport.




This last images comes from a news article titled Trump authorizes elephant trophy hunting.



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Response to real Cannabis calm (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:35 AM

5. That is what I mean...it was supposed to be the worst if we did nothing was 50+ years away...

So people said "Meh....won't happen to me, so its too bad, so sad but no action"...well, that projection was a lie just like all the others...

Things are starting to get bad now, they will spiral out of control soon and within 25 years or maybe less, the resource wars will start, the massive genocides and deaths of the poor will happen and no one is taking this seriously enough.

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:07 AM

2. The rate we're going, in ten generations humans will live in underground caves and eat cockroaches

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. It won't take ten generations. nt

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

6. Cockroaches reproduce and adapt at an incredible rate...

Many online sources claim they will be one of the last surviving species on Earth. In ten generations, roaches might be eating the last corpses - of humans - a species not expected to survive ANY catastrophic change in the environment.

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:02 AM

7. sad what we are doing

to our environment, wildlife and our earth.

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