By Dr. Richard Sauder | Event Horizon Chronicle
I mean that literally. We are at a massive inflection point in the human sojourn on this planet, and the sojourn of myriad other life forms on this planet.
We are right now well into a period that will rival or exceed the Precambrian extinction event of approximately 650 million years ago, when 70 percent of the higher life forms in the world died off.
Look at the numbers: in the last 40 years, 50% of the world’s wildlife has died off or been killed off. At that rate, by 2050 there won’t be any wild animals left. In reality, due to the dynamics of population collapse, the final nail in our collective coffin will come long before 2050. It could be 2030 or 2020 or 2018 when a critical global, ecological threshold is passed and the entire global ecology unravels catastrophically in just a few years, or even less.
This planet is dying. And we are the executioners. That is the plain English translation of the horrifying, 50% die-off of the world’s wildlife in just 40 years.
The Pacific Ocean is dying. The alternative news media in recent weeks and months have been filled with stories about massive die-offs of everything from sea stars to sea gulls to sardines and tuna.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest body of water in the world, so the implications of its death are self-evident for global ecology.
I have written before about the ongoing destruction of the Earth’s great tropical forests. They are being buzz cut, burned down, and bulldozed. Going, going, going ……. I’ve seen what is happening to the Amazon jungle here in Ecuador with my own eyes. It’s being cut down, burned down, bulldozed and herbicide and pesticide sprayed.
The human race has made a collective, profoundly ignorant decision to destroy its home planet. That’s what it amounts to.
It is what it is. Realistically, unless something radically, drastically, unexpectedly alters the status quo, we, the human species, are short timers on this planet. We won’t last much longer.