War, famine, strife, extinction: scientists warn planet approaching a ‘tipping point’ of an apocalyptic nature


I know I’ve been doing this a lot recently, but this one from TEP is also worth reblogging. Check it out- its quite a stark warning from scientists regarding Climate change and resource depletion!

The Extinction Protocol

June 6, 2012EARTHEarth is rapidly headed toward a catastrophic breakdown if humans don’t get their act together, according to an international group of scientists. Writing Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature, the researchers warn that the world is headed toward a tipping point marked by extinctions and unpredictable changes on a scale not seen since the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago. “There is a very high possibility that by the end of the century, the Earth is going to be a very different place,” study researcher Anthony Barnosky told LiveScience. Barnosky, a professor of integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley, joined a group of 17 other scientists to warn that this new planet might not be a pleasant place to live. “You can envision these state changes as a fast period of adjustment where we get pushed through the eye of…

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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2 Responses to War, famine, strife, extinction: scientists warn planet approaching a ‘tipping point’ of an apocalyptic nature

  1. Sapients might survive an extinction event on my seastead. Need a bit more ferrocement to finish, heh. Keep sounding the alarm. sandy.

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