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2/3 Of Wild Life Potentially Gone By 2020




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#11 Fear The Wickerman

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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:03 AM

The average global temperature, whatever precisely that is, is steadily rising. Even though it's flattened out pretty much over the past 15 years. Climate science is right and denying the fact that next year it will probably shoot up by another whopping 0.2C is futile.


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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:03 AM

Remember that like 20 years ago you would ride a car in the countryside in certain periods of the year and your front window was covered in dead bugs? That was normal. How was that the last couple of years?

 

No shortage of birds round where I live. In the city they are declining, but this ain't the city.

 

It aint the whole world either. Maybe you live near an ideal bird spot and you would be the last to notice any chance there.



#13 Fear The Wickerman

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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:09 AM

Remember that like 20 years ago you would ride a car in the countryside in certain periods of the year and your front window was covered in dead bugs? That was normal. How was that the last couple of years?

 

 

It aint the whole world either. Maybe you live near an ideal bird spot and you would be the last to notice any chance there.

 

I'm not denying that species are in decline. Just making an observation.

This latest media spin is just more fear mongering though.

 

Let's have a new runway at Heathrow! Oh and by the way the world is probably going to die in five years.

 

Oh no, what are we going to do!

 

And of course, behind the curtains the world leaders are pushing through the next stage in their evil plans to control all our lives without too many people noticing.


 


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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:14 AM

Remember that like 20 years ago you would ride a car in the countryside in certain periods of the year and your front window was covered in dead bugs?


I would consider no bugs on my windscreen an improvement.
I'm also waiting for the promised warmer summers in the UK, instead they just predicted 3 months of winter snow.

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#15 Fear The Wickerman

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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:17 AM

Wow, three months of snow in the winter? Imagine that.


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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:18 AM

Well, it is not fearmongering in the case of animals like rhinos and elephants. Sure maybe there are 100 elephants left in 2050, wooptyfuckingdo! Nothing to worry about then huh :P (I'm not attacking you WD ;) just reacting to what you, among others, say with a thought or two)

Btw: in the Netherlands it might be much worse for wild birdlife then near you. We're the champs in intensive agrarian monoculture and a big part of this country has always been a hot spot for migrating birds.

 

 

I'm not denying that species are in decline. Just making an observation.

 

Acknowledged that, no worries :P

 

 

I would consider no bugs on my windscreen an improvement.

 

Sure, no bugs at all is awesome. On the short term at least.


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#17 guerillabedlam

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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:29 AM

And of course, behind the curtains the world leaders are pushing through the next stage in their evil plans to control all our lives without too many people noticing.


Maybe they are planning to hoist robots on us, to have silicon "life" replace the loss of carbon life.

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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:34 AM

Maybe they are planning to hoist robots on us, to have silicon "life" replace the loss of carbon life.

 

Like this?

 

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Posted October 28 2016 - 06:44 AM

Maybe you live near an ideal bird spot and you would be the last to notice any chance there.

I think that likely for many people who understand the potential consequences, this kind of mentality is what prevents us from action.

But it goes beyond the ideal given in your scenario, in the city I live there are pretty much only pidgeons year round, some parrot type birds flock during the summer and a couple different bugs seasonally. That is basically the totality of animal life I see in my immeadiate enviroment, yet it doesn't seem that many people are concerned about this, I think many are placated with malls and smart phones and bars and all the other distractions that have disconnected us from the rest of nature.

Edited by guerillabedlam, October 28 2016 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted October 28 2016 - 03:39 PM

so i'm the only one here who still has a thick layer of bug guts left on my windshield from the summer?






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