• 60% of Wildlife has gone extinct
    50 replies, posted
60% of world's wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 | CBC News Well over half the world's population of vertebrates, from fish to birds to mammals, have been wiped out in the past four decades, says a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. Between 1970 and 2014, there was 60 per cent decline, on average, among 16,700 wildlife populations around the world according to the 2018 edition of the Living Planet Report released Monday.  "We've had a loss of nearly two-thirds, on average, of our wild species," said James Snider, vice-president of science, research and innovation for WWF-Canada.  "The magnitude of that should be eye opening… We really are reaching a point where we're likely to see species go extinct. That's true in Canada and abroad." https://i.cbc.ca/1.4882825.1540841440!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/yellow-throated-tanager.JPG Well done! We've almost won the battle royale! I think I'm gonna cry.
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/107263/d5f2411d-68c3-4eb7-a3e9-8cb7591ec87e/image.png
Who woulda thought a system that encourages greed and exploitation would lead to greed and exploitation? Just fucking end us already nature, fermi paradox that shit.
Good god that's an abysmal number. I knew wildlife populations were on a decline, but not over half being extinct.
The title is misleading, the article doesn't state 60% has gone extinct, it states the population of wildlife species has dropped by 60%.
At least those 60% Widlife don't have to suffer the shitty future we have in store.
"We've had a loss of nearly two-thirds, on average, of our wild species"
First paragraph in the article: Well over half the world's population of vertebrates, from fish to birds to mammals, have been wiped out in the past four decades, says a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. Note: population
Social media is so powerful in terms of subtle manipulation if they wanted to they could get people to act just a little more environmentally conscious. But that's not profitable.
We are the extinction level event
So this is what living in a real life black comedy movie feels like.
Well then then the WWF executive could use his words more carefully too: "......of our wild species" said James Snider, vice-president of science, research and innovation for WWF-Canada.
Except in the paragraph beneath that he states that we're at the point of species going extinct, not that they have already gone extinct. "The magnitude of that should be eye opening… We really are reaching a point where we're likely to see species go extinct. That's true in Canada and abroad." "Loss of two-thirds of our wild species" in this case can be seen as loss of population, not the species themselves. Bad word choice, yes, but he does nuance the point in the paragraph beneath it.
Even if they don't all go the way of the dodo then this is gonna create one hell of a genetic bottleneck regardless
@Fee🅱le☢🅾af🤔 , I'm sure you rated this winner to get a reaction, and you'll get one, would you kindly fuck off.
Thanks, capitalism.
It was actually a cat because it's happy about the bird in the article picture being wiped out.
At this point just bring on the nukes, fuck it
Pff only 60? Dumb space rocks got close to like 90 something, we're way better than random space rocks. When we beat them with a record 100 then I'll care.
Can't wait for BBC's Planet Earth III where it's just HD scenic shots of barren terrains.
No we will domesticate and augment them so that they can do all the jobs humanity doesn't want to and are too expensive to automate! Is it slave labor if they had no free will in the first place? The law doesn't say no!
Fun facts, 99 percent of all species that have ever lived on planet Earth are estimated to be have gone extinct. Its also estimated that 86% of all species on land and 91% in the sea have yet to be discovered.
This is really sad, and with the way things have been going lately twenty years from now that number will be even crazier higher. Sooner or later we'll probably end up on that list after climate change comes to claim us. I don't think we'll make it to space unless we get our shit together.
we're just speedrunning our species found completion by killing 60% of that 86%, don't need to find what ain't alive
I want someone to explain to me how exactly this isnt capitalisms fault.
lets try to avoid woe masturbation and self serving "humans r soo stoopid and evil - except me" platitudes. Some species that had massive declines in the 20th century also experienced massive recoveries just a few decades later. Species Success Stories If you really feel strongly about it, then stop bitching and get involved. Money isn't an excuse either, various conservation groups and efforts can benefit greatly and would welcome people getting the message out for them on social media and it doesnt cost you a penny to do so. Myself I'm currently trying to learn about and get involved with conservation efforts for the Tiger in vietnam - its estimated there is only between 2 and 5 individuals left in Vietnam. This means they are "effectively" extinct in 'nam, but as I said before, populations have been brought back through effective conservation programs. India is a major success story for restoring tiger numbers. As are other asian countries. Cambodia - where the tiger is considered functionally extinct and country that is both poor and incredibly corrupt, has impressively committed to a $30 million+ plan to reintroduce tigers to the cambodian wilderness, attempting to hopefully emulate the Indian model and eventually bring in money through wildlife tourism. Despite the widespread corruption and poaching in many poor SEA countries, there is still admirable efforts towards conservation and governments can plainly see the economic benefits of tourism, and more importantly, that the situations of low numbers and poaching are not insurmountable obstacles - as south africa and India have shown the world. it aint over till its over.
I want someone to explain to me what economic model doesn't involve taking more and more resources as the human population booms as a result of medical/sanitation technology advancements.
The problem doesn't have much to do with population increases. Our western way of life is unsustainable, regardless of current of future headcount.
Can't wait to be an endling. Listen to this eary call of an endling bird calling out to their species which doesn't exist anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDRY0CmcYNU
Specifically our western way of life? Is there or has there existed a society that won't eventually ruin the earth while also having things like modern medicine? Im not trying to be antagonistic, I just want you to let me know if there is a solution that doesnt involve humanity using up and leaving the planet or a mass cull to bring our consumption down to the level of production.
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.