In only 50 Years Humans Are Close To Killing Off Two-Thirds Of All Wildlife

Two-thirds of wild animals will vanish by 2020, largest mass extinction since dinosaurs.

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“At some point the earth is going to say ‘enough.”

A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world’s animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans.

The 2016 version of WWF’s biennial Living Planet Report, published Thursday, found a 58 percent overall decline in vertebrate populations from 1970 to 2012, the latest year with available data. The nonprofit warned that if current trends continue, the world could lose more than two-thirds of wildlife by 2020.

“As humanity continues to demand more and more of the earth and puts pressures on our natural capital, what we’re seeing is the fraying of wildlife,” said Colby Loucks, senior director for the WWF’s Wildlife Conservation Program.

Humans have affected the entire spectrum of vertebrate life ? fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, the report says. The document’s warning of vanishing wildlife refers to total population size, not the number of species that will go extinct. That’s an entirely different problem.

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Loucks linked wildlife losses to what he called the “five horseman” of the environmental apocalypse: habitat loss, over exploitation, pollution, invasive species and climate change. Those factors have undercut the 3,706 species documented by the WWF on land and in ocean and freshwater habitats.

Freshwater species have been hit hardest, with populations declining 81 percent, according to the report. The freshwater biome covers less than a 0.01 percent of the planet’s surface, but holds about 1 in 10 known wildlife species.

“There’s less of the cuddly panda phenomenon going on there, because humans need water to survive, to grow crops,” Loucks said, noting that “oftentimes we see freshwater for human use,” and not for conservation.

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Why are there massive die offs of different species of animals around the world ?

Humanity has expanded so much ? clear-cutting rainforests, poaching big game, overfishing the seas ? that it now requires the equivalent of “1.6 earths to provide the goods and services we use each year,” the report says.

WWF ranks what it calls the “ecological footprint” of this consumption ? basically the amount of resources a human lifestyle requires in a defined region. Rich nations, including the United States, Canada and Australia, have some of the biggest footprints in the world.

“I don’t think people really know the extent of these declines,” Loucks said. “Ultimately, we’re going to need collective action to try and maintain both humans and what we need, as well as the natural world.”

Freshwater species have been hit hardest, with populations declining 81 percent, according to the report. The freshwater biome covers less than a 0.01 percent of the planet’s surface, but holds about 1 in 10 known wildlife species.

“There’s less of the cuddly panda phenomenon going on there, because humans need water to survive, to grow crops,” Loucks said, noting that “oftentimes we see freshwater for human use,” and not for conservation.

eef_mortality_new_technology-jpg_t1200Humanity has expanded so much ? clear-cutting rainforests, poaching big game, overfishing the seas ? that it now requires the equivalent of “1.6 earths to provide the goods and services we use each year,” the report says.

Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone – fish, birds, … Humanity decimating planetary wildlife as global wildlife stocks predicted to fall twothirds by 2020 ~ The Daily Telegraph


WWF ranks what it calls the “ecological footprint” of this consumption ? basically the amount of resources a human lifestyle requires in a defined region. Rich nations, including the United States, Canada and Australia, have some of the biggest footprints in the world.

“I don’t think people really know the extent of these declines,” Loucks said. “Ultimately, we’re going to need collective action to try and maintain both humans and what we need, as well as the natural world.”

Other major endeavors this year documenting animal populations have revealed similarly shocking declines. The first full census of African elephants found a 30 percent drop across the continent in just seven years. Wide swaths of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have become a coral graveyard. Even the loneliest frog on Earth died, a symbol of “the extinction crisis.”

The WWF report says there’s still time to stop mass extinction. Major worldwide initiatives to halt climate change and recent shifts toward renewable energy ensure we are not “starting from scratch,” the report says.

“The facts and figures in this report tend to paint a challenging picture, yet there is still considerable room for optimism,” the report reads. “If we manage to carry out critically needed transitions, the rewards will be immense.”

Changes should include a revamped food system that balances human need with planetary capacity.

“Sustainability and resilience will be achieved much faster if the majority of the Earth’s population understand the value and needs of our increasingly fragile Earth,” the report says. “A shared understanding of the link between humanity and nature could induce a profound change that will allow all life to thrive.”

Loucks noted that such changes are “really, really hard” and mandate long-term thinking.

“When we’re going to start seeing impacts more locally, your favorite lake dries up or your favorite species is no longer there, maybe at that point you start thinking longer term,” he said. “Each individual is going to have their threshold when they’re going to start saying, ‘Wow, I care.’

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“But at some point the earth is going to say ‘enough.’ And that’s going to be catastrophic.”

written by Nick Visser  Journalist/Reporter, The Huffington Post

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George Soros Paid Al Gore Millions To Lie About Global Warming

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Newly leaked documents reveal that billionaire George Soros bribed former Vice President Al Gore with millions of dollars in order to fabricate data about global warming. 

According to a document published by DC Leaks, Soros used his Open Society Institute to pay Al Gore $10 million dollars per year in order to make Gore exaggerate claims about man-made climate change to the public.

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“U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s suggestion,” reads a leaked OSI memo.

“There has been a budget of $11 million for global warming grants in the U.S. Programs budget for the last several years,” the memo reads. “This budget item captures George Soros’s commitment of $10 million per year for three years to Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which conducts public education on the climate issue in pursuit of creating political space for aggressive U.S. action in line with what scientists say is necessary to put our nation on a path to reducing its outsize carbon dioxide emissions.”

 It’s unclear what year the memo was sent, but the Gore co-founded Alliance for Climate Protection (ACP) was established in 2006 and lasted until it became The Climate Reality Project in July 2011. In 2008, the Alliance launched a $300 million campaign to encourage “Americans to push for aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” The Washington Post reported.

ACP got $10 million from the Open Society Institute (OSI) in 2008, according to the nonprofit’s tax filings. OSI handed over another $5 million to ACP in 2009, according to tax filings. The investigative reporting group ProPublica keeps a database that has OSI tax returns from 2000 to 2013. TheDCNF could not find other years where OSI gave money to ACP.

 OSI is primarily a grant-making nonprofit that hands out millions of dollars every year to mostly left-wing causes. Now called the Open Society Foundations, Soros’s nonprofit has handed out more than $13 billionover the last three decades.

OSI didn’t only plan to fund Gore’s climate group to promote global warming policies in the U.S., OSI also planned on giving millions of dollars to spur the “youth climate movement.”

“This budget item also allows for the renewal of U.S. Programs’ long-standing support of the Energy Action Coalition, which is the lead organizer of the youth climate movement in the U.S., the memo reads.

“We are also including a placeholder for an additional $2 million, pending discussion about and development of OSI’s global warming agenda,” the memo reads. “There is a memo from Nancy Youman in the strategic plans binder that recommends pathways forward for OSI on the climate issue – in the U.S., as well as in other parts of the Open Society Network.”

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Intense Floods Sweep Through Maryland and Delaware VIDEO

Severe Flash Flood Hits Maryland/Delaware Over the Weekend

Unbelievable video shot by Dave Arditti during Saturday night’s flash flood in Northern Maryland. Watch as he and several other men rescue a woman from her car floating down Main St right in front of  their family business, Still Life Gallery, located in Ellicott City, MD. at about 8:30pm July 30th. Dave was the one at the top of the human chain holding onto the next man’s hand while filming with the other.

“The man who got washed away was incredibly lucky to make it” Said Sara Arditti 

The historic storm struck hardest just north-west of Baltimore County. Very close to home with over 5 inches of rain falling where I live in Salisbury,Md. In other areas thunderstorms dropped 8-9 inches of rain in under 3 hours, resulting in massive flash flooding; “another thousand-year flood.” People from all over the South and South East of America have experienced similar floods recently. A 1.5 °F warmer atmosphere may not sound like much, but it means there’s 6 percent more water overhead, and that is more fuel for extreme summer rains like this one.


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Ever heard of a rain bomb? Also known as a microburst? Nope? Nah, me neither! Rain bombs are a rare weather phenomenon where hot, dry air rises and mixes with heavy rain-bearing clouds. The hot air then evaporates the water droplets in the cloud, causing a swift cooling of the air around them, which starts to sink. The descending cool air pulls the remaining raindrops with it, creating the mother of all downpours.


The massive burst of precipitation sent a wave of floodwaters cascading down the hillsides in the historic downtown area where it turned into a wall of water smashing it’s way through Main Street, sweeping cars, trees, signs all downhill, sending restaurant-goers scurrying for higher ground and carving away the road and sidewalks, leaving behind debris and massive sinkholes.

Two people in cars that were swept away died in the floods, according to officials in Baltimore County, where their bodies were found nearly two miles down the Patapsco River.

Records are not kept for rainfall in Ellicott City specifically, though residents used to moderate flooding events said this one was the worst in recent memory. The last major flood to hit Ellicott City was in 2011, and this one was about 3 feet higher, said Jason Elliott, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service’s Baltimore/Washington forecast office. These extreme rain events are way up over the last 50 years across the Northeast U.S. and the fact that the oceans are the warmest on record is not something to over look. The warmer ocean temperatures are “an obvious factor” according to on air meteorologist Dan Satterfield

1 in 1,000 Year Rainfall Event. So says NOAA;  with nearly 6″ of rain falling in 90 minutes, rainfall totals approaching 10″ north and west of Baltimore Saturday night.

Based on records for a gauge five miles away in Woodstock, there is a less than 0.1 percent chance of such intense rainfall happening in any given year, Elliott said — making this a once-in-1,000-years storm.

“We were in an extremely moist air mass leading up to this, and to some extent, still are,” Elliott said. “Every bit of moisture there was to wring out of the atmosphere after this heat wave we’ve had all came out mainly over that one hour.”

The difference for Ellicott City was that it was caught in an area where, as one storm system moved off to the east, another developed right behind it. Other parts of the region saw a single 30- or 45-minute burst of heavy rain, instead, Elliott said.

The storm also stacks up with record-breaking rainfall events around the region in recent years.

Warming Waters. So far we haven’t seen a significant uptick in hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, but the Pacific (bigger and even warmer) has seen record numbers of extreme category 5 hurricanes and typhoons in recent years. Graphics above: Climate Central.

Conditions may be ripe for a future Tropical Storm Earl, currently aimed at Mexico’s Yucatan.

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Mad Scientists: NASA ‘accidentally’ Drains the Van Allen Belts

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It appears that NASA actually DRAINED one of the protective Van Allen Radiation belts surrounding Earth.

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