The following animals of history will become extinct in your lifetime:
>Southern blue whale
>Every species of Asian leopard
>Most species of cheetah
>Every species of gorilla but one
>One of the two extant species of orangutan
>The vast majority of monkey species (both old world and new world)
>Numerous other species
Seriously though this shit is tragic, literally no backtracking possible.
Also it fucks up the ecosystem due to the evolutionary equilibrium established between species at different trophic levels within an ecosystem, which leads to unpredictable alterations to the biosphere.
well, we are going trough a mayor extinction event right now, so counting the ones that are going extinct one by one is kind of redundant, basicaly the only ones that have a longterm chance are things like cockroaches, rats, crows, cats, that kind of generic stuff
Meh, one edgy nigga doesn't mean shit.
But you not factoring the species that crows, cats etc depend on. also I doubt it's as bad as 'only the most generalist of species will survive'. but we are certainly in the midst of a mass extinction as extensive as any of the others in the history of earth.
Monkey pro here, I doubt it. There are many different health populations of every species and they adapt very well to change and human environments. The only way for them to become extinct is if humans literally start killing them on purpose.
>how religious people can reconcile their beliefs with the damage we do to the environment
Because the damage down is more down to human processes not governed by any religious principle?
Capitalism, industrialization, industrial processes aren't exactly religious doings and you'll find many 'religious' people do complain and worry about human damage to the environment.
I wish I could press a button and reduce the world's human population by 9/10th.
The only continents that aren't likely to become ecological disaster zones are North America and Antarctica. Saddest of all is what's likely to happen to Africa as its population explodes.
>The only way for them to become extinct is if humans literally start killing them on purpose.
Unfortunately, the bushmeat trade in Africa does exactly that.
Apparently, monkeys are tasty, or at least desired as food by the nignogs.
Yea but the rate of change due to anthropogenic activities is unprecedented, we really have no historical examples that are anything more than partial parallels, we can't predict the consequences. And sure eventually some species are likely to fill the niches, but will that take 100,000, 1 million, 5 million years etc? we don't know and our long term predictions are vague at best.
Soon humans will be the only species left and we will begin changing to fill those abandoned niches.
That's never stopped them in the past.
>polar bears will become extinct in my lifetime
I didn't ask for this. It's not the world I want to leave for my child.
Bushmeat is not the desired food, it's often the only accessible animal protein avaliable.
They did a study of business eaters in Madagascar, turns out the top meat wasn't Beef which was brought by Bantu migrants and was the premier met of the Merina royalty but in fact Chicken.
So to curtail hunting they just are supporting modern chicken enterprises that can supply consumption which should be done everywhere.
>Building modern infrastructure in Africa.
It's impossible. You can't build a chicken farm in a place where you will be accused of being a witch that steals penis and murdered in the street.
Is anyone here optimistic about the future in regards to; climate change, overpopulation and resources?
I feel like we're past the tipping point and it's all downhill from here, nothing we can do.
>The following animals of history will become >extinct in your lifetime
Problem is, atleast in my opinion, that we don't know real reasons for majority of endangered animal. Sure some are for global warming and some are endangered because of hunting.
But that is not reason for many.
Solving that problem is harder that it seems. Same goes for human impact in global warming.
Literally this. Birthrates in the West are already below replacement level, we just need to move to more environmentally-friendly living. But Africans are still growing like crazy and you can't save the environment there when destitute Africans are stripping things bare just to survive.
Humans have survived much worse for a lot longer with a lot less technology and numbers. I have 0 doubt that we'll survive and eventually adapt or solve those problems, but that won't make them any less unpleasant or difficult. I don't look forward to there being hundreds of millions of refugees being created at a rapid rate by the time I'm an old man.
>The old world has 99% of history but has lost touch with nature.
Pretty sad desu senpai.
Nobody cares, why would we care? Earth will be here long after we have died out and there will be plenty time for new species to evolve, humans won't even make it another 100k years, so what does it matter really? Even if it takes 100 million years for a fully developed new ecosystem, earth has plenty of time.
Not this fucking humans will go extinct meme again. Humanity will last longer than our planet I gurantee it. With all the scientific discoveries currently happening I am sure we will have a breakthrough in space tech within the next 50 years. If not that aliens will probably visit us and save us from ourselves.
I agree, just without the weeb ufo shit
>Humans have survived much worse for a lot longer with a lot less technology and numbers.
In the big old world. On islands where single civilizations span the whole environment, more like the situation of modern globalism, our track record is pretty bad.
>In the big old world. On islands where single civilizations span the whole environment
How the fuck is this a positive? Isn't that exactly what's killing off all these species of wild-life? Isolation and smaller population size. Why is it when it comes to humans a large interconnected population is bad but for any other species it's a postive?
>Your pic just reminded me that Venus Fly Traps will be one of the plants to go extinct in our lifetime
Are you not aware that they are one of the most cultivated domestic plants? They will go extinct about the time dogs do. Fucking ecofags are nothing but drama queens.
So take some of the domesticated VFTs and plant them back in the wild. Use mammoth DNA to clone new ones.
I'm not against conservation, just this 'muh feels' thing ruins people's lives when 10,000 lumberjacks are put out of work to save 5 spotted owls. (Then they have to shoot 5000 different owls because they are better able to compete against the spotted ones.) This list goes on and on; the fucking Sage Grouse is about to wreck how many more Western economies. You know if some bird stopped development in DC, those fags wouldn't care about killing it off, but in the West, hell yes Obongo and his cronies will take it's side over people.