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Under Siege

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, The Trump regime is deploying an aircraft carrier to the Middle East in response to vague "threats" from Iran that probably don't exist. And John Bolton stood up a little straighter today.

Meanwhile, an additional 60 cases of measles were reported nationwide in the last week, raising the total number of confirmed cases for the year to 764.

Finally, a new report from the UN's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services says up to 1 million species are risk of extinction by 2050 because of man-man climate change and consumption.

The global rate of species extinction "is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million years," according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a UN committee, whose report was written by 145 experts from 50 countries.

Shrinking habitat, exploitation of natural resources, climate change and pollution are the main drivers of species loss and are threatening more than 40% of amphibians, 33% of coral reefs and over a third of all marine mammals with extinction, the IPBES report said.

  • Badgerite

    That is the point of AOC’s championing of a Green New Deal. It isn’t about economics so much as it is about the existential environmental crisis that is in progress. People like Richard Painter who think it is all about “getting attention” and “socialism” need to start paying more attention because that is not really what she is about. She is part of the generation that will have to deal with this existential threat to human survival as more than a ‘theory.’
    It is and will be part of their life experience. At her twitter she just posted an article that focuses on a scientific consensus starting to take shape that all salt water fish could be extinct by 2050. That isn’t that far away. And it is happening now. It is in progress.
    We aren’t just heating the planet, though that would be bad enough, we are killing the oceans.
    God ‘said’, “Be fruitful and multiply.” God didn’t ‘say’, ‘and destroy everything in your path.’

  • What’s the common thread to all the stories above? Stupidity. From the Administration threatening Iran to measles to climate change. All due to human stupidity.

  • Draxiar

    Candidates must make the global environment front and center of their talking points. Every person in office needs to make this a priority. Every one of us needs to to become practically militant in our regard for our Earth.

    Side note: I don’t care what religion you are, your God is the Earth…try living without it.

  • Aynwrong

    But her emails…..

    “The Trump regime is deploying an aircraft carrier to the Middle East in response to vague “threats” from Iran that probably don’t exist.

    VACCINATE YOUR GOD DAMNED KIDS!!!!!

    Humans suck.

  • 1933john

    Gulf of Tonkin and Pueblo and WMD Shit all over again.
    At Eighty-six I’m almost extinct like my Wife of sixty years in 2017.
    I try not to give a shit anymore, but it’s difficult to say the least, over and out.
    ps Trump truly meets the definition of a “piece of shit”, which, like others, one
    runs into during their lifetime.