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  •  We're adaptable, (10+ / 0-)

    but mass extinction events are always harder for the animals higher on the food chain; they need more of a robust support network under them to survive.  I have no doubt that some of will live, but most will not.  Your 95% is probably a pretty good casualty estimate.

    In any event, we're looking at thousands of years before the biosphere recovers, and that's on the low end.  What confuses me is how we can be worked into such a frenzy over something like a terrorist crashing a plane into a building, but not something like the impending crash of a planetary ecosystem or the prospect of billions of deaths and collapse of global civilization.

    Certain otherwise clever primates seem to have skewed priorities.

    "Forecast for tomorrow? A few sprinkles of genius with a chance of doom!" -Stewie Griffin

    by quillsinister on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:38:03 PM PST

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