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Earth Facing Imminent Environmental 'Tipping Point': Report

•, Common Dreams staff
 Humankind is facing an imminent threat of extinction, according to new research released on Wednesday by the science journal Nature. The report Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere reveals that our planet's biosphere is steadily approaching a 'tipping point', meaning all ecosystems are nearing sudden and irreversible change that will not be conducive to human life.
The authors describe what they see as a fast paced 'state shift' once the tipping point is reached, which contrasts with the mainstream view that environmental change will take centuries. "It's a question of whether it is going to be manageable change or abrupt change. And we have reason to believe the change may be abrupt and surprising," said co-researcher Arne Mooers, a professor of biodiversity at Simon Fraser University in Canada's British Columbia.

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Comment by Pirulin Cagao
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Well - send money so someone will keep writing about it.  Earth doesnt care who stays or goes from its surface, just as it's radioactive or not. In a few million years new species will evolve and may or may not have an intellect.  Again, earth doesnt care about this either.  Lets Jobs wake up in 250,000 years from his cryogenic capsule and verify my comments.

Comment by PureTrust
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Why so worried? Once you're dead - generally some time before age 100 - you're never going to feel the environmental change anyway. Why fret about something you can't do anything about? It takes the joy out of life.

Comment by Gene Kernan
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"So Chicken Little and The Boy Who Cried Wolf decided to become scientists..." 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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"Send money!"