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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:14 AM

26 Images Prove that This is the End of the World as We Know It

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The view over the overdeveloped metropole of Mexico City (with more than 20 million inhabitants).


A massive truck delivers a load of oil sands for processing



A waste incineration plant and its surroundings in Bangladesh



In Oregon, this thousand year old forest fell victim to the chain saw for a new dam



And yet another megatropolis – a bird’s eye view of New Delhi (over 22 million inhabitants).


Paradise almost lost: the Maldives


A massive waterfall from melting pack ice





Too much greenhouse gases and too many humans on the planet. It's not going to end well and the end is coming soon.

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Reply 26 Images Prove that This is the End of the World as We Know It (Original post)
FLPanhandle Sep 12 OP
Arkansas Granny Sep 12 #1
smirkymonkey Sep 12 #2
Botany Sep 12 #3
mrs_p Sep 12 #6
Botany Sep 12 #10
A HERETIC I AM Sep 12 #33
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 12 #25
Generic Other Sep 12 #34
Jim Lane Sep 12 #36
yallerdawg Sep 12 #37
zentrum Sep 12 #49
greyl Sep 12 #52
zentrum Sep 13 #54
PdxSean Sep 13 #55
democratisphere Sep 12 #4
Calculating Sep 12 #7
democratisphere Sep 12 #9
efhmc Sep 12 #22
procon Sep 12 #32
Duppers Sep 12 #13
JayhawkSD Sep 12 #16
TexasBushwhacker Sep 12 #24
JayhawkSD Sep 12 #53
rusty fender Sep 12 #40
Duppers Sep 12 #44
rusty fender Sep 12 #46
FLPanhandle Sep 12 #43
jayschool2013 Sep 12 #5
IronLionZion Sep 12 #8
jayschool2013 Sep 12 #17
jayschool2013 Sep 12 #18
jayschool2013 Sep 12 #19
IronLionZion Sep 12 #23
L. Coyote Sep 12 #14
jayschool2013 Sep 12 #20
Wounded Bear Sep 12 #21
Javaman Sep 12 #28
Duppers Sep 12 #11
FLPanhandle Sep 12 #38
Mellomugwump Sep 12 #42
L. Coyote Sep 12 #12
Duppers Sep 12 #15
Bayard Sep 12 #31
Duppers Sep 12 #35
Mendocino Sep 12 #26
Duppers Sep 12 #39
Mendocino Sep 12 #41
Javaman Sep 12 #27
Donkees Sep 12 #29
CrispyQ Sep 12 #30
Duppers Sep 12 #45
malaise Sep 12 #47
Warpy Sep 12 #48
zentrum Sep 12 #50
FLPanhandle Sep 13 #57
Beringia Sep 12 #51
MFM008 Sep 13 #56
raven mad Sep 22 #58

Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:21 AM

1. K & R

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:22 AM

2. K&R

Incredible, but very depressing photos. Thanks for posting. This is a real wake-up call.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:44 AM

3. I don't know about the other pictures but the "new dam in Oregon" picture is b.s.

Those stumps are from an old forest that was behind a dam that was built
years ago and now the water level in the lake has dropped showing the
old stumps.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:27 AM

6. Thank you. The pic didn't look right. Eom

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Response to mrs_p (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:38 AM

10. I think the picture is from California during the drought

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:02 AM

33. It could be Keechelus Lake in Washington.

I've driven across I-90 numerous times in the past and this lake, east of the Snowqualmie Pass, was often very low and the bottom is indeed covered with stumps, such that it looks very much like that picture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keechelus_Lake

A couple pics from Google images that result from a search of that lake with the word "stumps" added;







So this is not new in the least. The lake has been like that for at least 30 years.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:56 AM

25. Thanks for the clarification.

As soon as I saw that, I said to myself, "what new dam?" and began a Google search to find out where it came from. The picture shows up all over the place, but I had given up on finding the source.

Thanks.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:05 AM

34. Possibly Alder Lake in Washington State

During a dry summer when the reservoir got dangerously low and exposed a lot of old logged over land.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:39 AM

36. That seems to be sloppy wording, not b.s.

What I'm guessing from your post and the subthread is that, 30 or so years ago, it was decided to build a new dam. The area that was to be flooded included an old forest. All the trees were cut down, the dam was built, and the site of the former forest was flooded. This photo might have been taken after the logging and before the flooding, or it might have been taken recently, when falling water levels re-exposed part of the area that had been flooded.

If that guess is correct, then the caption is accurate, but it's readily open to the misinterpretation that a new dam is about to be built.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:46 AM

37. Clarification.

Former old-growth forest leveled for reservoir development, Willamette National Forest, Oregon, per the Population Media Center.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:50 PM

49. But the point is still there.

Isn't it?

At some point a forrest was destroyed.
Doesn't have to be recent.

Or am I not understanding?

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Response to zentrum (Reply #49)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:02 PM

52. Right, people are just pointing out how the point could be sharpened. nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #52)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:34 AM

54. Ah-ha.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:35 AM

55. I'm so gullible.

I saw that pic and my first thought was "I didn't know we were getting a new dam in Oregon." It hasn't been that long since Oregon decommissioned a dam or two on the Rogue River.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:14 AM

4. Human induced, self destructive Sixth Mass Extinction.

Own it!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:28 AM

7. Overpopulation to the point of killing the host

No different than what the plague does. The difference is we have some people who are smart enough to see the big picture, and we have means of population control. The question is whether we're smart enough as a species to listen to them, or if we'll continue on with our 'unlimited growth' mentality until we ruin the carrying capacity of our world. Unlike the plague, a new host isn't available short of traveling lightyears into space.

More people=Less resources and a lower quality of life for all.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:36 AM

9. We're dealing with humans. Enough said.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:36 AM

22. And religions which preach no birth control,

the catholic church among them, with constant pregnancy and massive amounts of more people.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:01 AM

32. And the politicians who cater to that bullshit with bans to sex ed based on science facts,

and denying contraceptives and free BC, the morning after pill, safe no-humiliation abortions, and free education to promote a better future.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:49 AM

13. Many climate scientists think we were already

passed that point. And even they don't even like to talk about it.



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Response to Calculating (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:09 AM

16. And people hated China for their "one child" policy. nt

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:56 AM

24. People hated China for their one child policy because

it meant female infants were murdered or abandoned in orphanages. If China weren't such a male-worshiping country, the one child rule would have made a lot of sense.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:59 PM

53. Good point. I spoke with insufficient thought. nt

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Response to Calculating (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:18 PM

40. We need to spike the water supply

of certain cities with birth control

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #40)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:20 PM

44. Certain cities?

How about all?

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Response to Duppers (Reply #44)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:35 PM

46. I agree

All

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Response to Calculating (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 02:37 PM

43. We need to highly reward people who don't have children

Basic income for life, free college, etc.

It's too little too late, but could help.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:26 AM

5. Some beauty

Nebraska. You're welcome.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:36 AM

8. Let's all move to Nebraska!

No, let's not

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:28 AM

17. Great

Stay where you are, you placist.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:30 AM

19. There is beauty in many places.

Even in Pennsylvania.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:47 AM

23. Indeed!

and it would be smart to see the few natural land areas left before our President sells it all to be drilled and mined

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:33 AM

20. The placism is strong

on this site. God forbid we don't all live in the 50 most beautiful, the 50 most populated or the 50 most liberal states.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:36 AM

21. And all of our children are above average...

Don't forget that one.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:00 AM

28. this is not my beautiful life...

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:46 AM

11. I've seen these devastating pictures.

Thank you for posting in GD. Too many important posts get too little exposure back in the E & E Forum.

Anyone paying attention knows that we've already doomed ourselves and its "biblical" measure is coming all too quickly. Recent humongous hurricanes in Texas and in Florida are going to become yearly events. And the futile rebuilding process will cease. Yes, it's more than fucking sad, it's devastating. We're coming to a stark new reality.



My 30yo son and his g.f. have made the very sad but wise choice to never make me a grandmother. 😥

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Response to Duppers (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:54 AM

38. My daughter have made the same choice to not have children

Frankly, it's not only the most environmentally friendly decision a person can make, but I don't want to think about the lives any grandchildren would be living.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 02:08 PM

42. I didn't have children..

And was getting really bummed out about the affect that Trump was going to have on the planet, and then I decided hell, I don't have kids, and the quicker we wipe ourselves out, the more chance the planet has to survive and regenerate and start over. Hopefully we don't wipe out every single other species while we're at it.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:47 AM

12. One woman, one child, one century, one billion.

Approximately, but doable and unequivocally necessary for humanity to survive.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:59 AM

15. Folks, click on the OP's link.

The article ends...

"When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”



This prophecy is becoming a more and more brutal reality. But, even today, not every person is aware of the horrible effects our lifestyles have on nature. So share these evocative pictures with everyone.






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Response to Duppers (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:38 AM

31. From the Cree tribe, I believe

Most Native Americans believe the Earth is their Mother. You don't desecrate her.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #31)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:27 AM

35. I agree with them.

She is our mother; she is life-giving.

Here's the history of that quote, my friend...
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/10/20/last-tree-cut/



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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:58 AM

26. Aldo Leopold

"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives along in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on the land is quite invisible to the layman. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business , or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise."

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:58 AM

39. Excellent quote.

Sad tho true.

My neighbor is an Antarctic biological oceanographer (had to go to Wiki to get her full description) whose research focuses on the role that zooplankton play in marine food webs and the global carbon cycle, and how they are affected by climate changes.

She won't discuss how bad it is, even tho we brought it up.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #39)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:48 PM

41. The future

is so bleak.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:58 AM

27. No Horses...

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:06 AM

29. Tom Paxton - Whose garden was this

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:10 AM

30. Don't worry. Our big brain will save us.

I read it here on DU.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:30 PM

45. K & R

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:37 PM

47. Wow

K & R

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:16 PM

48. Mechanization of agriculture did most of this

Kids don't stay on the land, they go to the cities where they think they have a chance of making a decent living. The countryside gets depopulated, towns fade and die, and the slums just keep on growing.

It's not just Mexico City, either. Lagos is probably the worst example these days.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:52 PM

50. Unfettered, unregulated

....Capitalism.

Capitalism unregulated eats everything in its path, for profit.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #50)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:01 AM

57. More like unfettered, unregulated population growth


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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:58 PM

51. K&R

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:27 AM

56. Paradise Lost

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Response to FLPanhandle (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:16 AM

58. Yep.

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