From Dr Paul Taylor:
All these events quote below, and more in the article, are already in progress, and destined, due to human induced global warming. The incontrovertible warning signs of impending catastrophe (melting glaciers and ice caps, thawing tundra etc) have been clearly showing up for years, decades even, a mass extinction is certainly well under way, areas of dead zones are already happening. And yes, humanity as a whole will have to be very, very lucky to get through.
Human induced climate change IS happening. Full escalation of the gulf disaster may or may not happen. If it does it will barely hasten what we have already voted for, and if it doesn’t happen (more likely), then everything quoted below will STILL happen anyway. We could avoid it but we have decided not to. Our response to climate change – a sure thing to produce the below results, and on about the same time scale – is even way less than to the gulf crisis. And the governments chosen by the majority of the citizens of Canada, along with the US and Australia, are the biggest advocates for escalating climate change and have long promoted the biggest resistance to action.
I will say it again because its important. The Gulf disaster, its causes, our response to it, and its possible consequences, is a mini-version of human induced global warming, its causes, our response, and its definite consequences. Our response to the bigger and for sure catastrophe, has been and will be, no better than to the gulf unless we start today being honest, emerge from our trance, and have some care.
“The bottom line: BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered (climate change will trigger) an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.”
“The warning signs of an impending planetary catastrophe—of such great magnitude that the human mind has difficulty grasping it-would be the appearance of large fissures or rifts splitting open the ocean floor, a rise in the elevation of the seabed, and the massive venting of methane and other gases into the surrounding water.” (Full on climate change warning signs, such as fissures and rifts in glaciers, and rising sea level, have been happening for decades.)
“Areas of dead zones devoid of oxygen are driving species of fish into foreign waters, killing plankton and other tiny sea life that are the foundation for the entire food chain, and polluting the air with cancer-causing chemicals and poisonous rainfalls.” (Yes, for decades already)
“Perhaps if humanity is very, very lucky, some may find a way to avoid the mass extinction that follows and carry on the human race.” (No solace here for the victims.)
People are insane.