Saturday, 3 February 2018

Tipping point breached! Monarch butterfly has a 95% decline since 1980's in North America: Two-thirds of ALL animals and insects extinct in 2 years


According to researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London in just two years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals and insects.
This amazing statistic from The Living Planet Index goes on: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.
The latest species under stress is the wonderful  North American monarch butterfly.
A new report by The Xerces Society claim the number of monarchs wintering in California has dropped to a five-year low, despite more volunteers counting more sites in search of the orange-and-black insect that is arguably the most admired of North American butterflies, a report said on Friday.
The latest tally of 200,000 monarchs in forested groves in California’s central coast has dropped from the 1.2 million counted two decades ago, indicating the number of butterflies found west of the Rocky Mountains, or the so-called western population, continues to sharply decline, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation said in a report.
Thanks to the efforts of many, this year’s WMTC tallied a total of 192,629 monarchs.
This is the lowest number counted since 2012, despite volunteers visiting nearly twice as many sites as they did that year.
The total represents less than one-sixth of the 1.2 million monarchs recorded in 1997, the first year of the WMTC, and is part of a long-term downward trend in the population of monarchs overwintering in California.
A study led by Cheryl Schultz, of Washington State University Vancouver, analyzed WMTC data and comparable historical data and demonstrated a dramatic population decline of over 95% the since the 1980s.
This is similar to the decline of over 80% seen in the monarch population that overwinters in central Mexico since the 1990s.
    Earth has crossed its own tipping point and is creaking under the strain: Two-thirds of animals extinct by 2020! Climate changed forever! World population to hit 8 billion and accelerating
  • Planet has crossed the tipping point
  • Our planet is creaking under the strain
  • By 2020 two thirds of all wild animals who once lived on the world will be dead.
  • The world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction
  • Unprecedented death of millions of tons of marine life around the world’s oceans and waterways
  •  NOAA and NASA claimed 2016 marked three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe with the first eight months of 2016 unprecedented warmth!
  • 10 of the 11 warmest years ever recorded coming in the last 16 years
  • Not climate change but climate "changed"
  • North Pole warmer than the Mediterranean in winter
  • World population soon to hit 8 billion and accelerating 
  • Wars and rumours of wars

In just two years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals.
This amazing statistic from The Living Planet Index goes on: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.
The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% between 1970 and 2012, with losses on track to reach 67% by 2020. Researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London compiled the report from scientific data and found that the destruction of wild habitats, hunting and pollution were to blame.
In another report released by journal Science, Advances are claiming the world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.
A global study, involving more than 30 scientists, assessed the conservation status of more than 500 individual species. This also revealed that 75% of species have populations that are declining.
Add to this the unprecedented death of millions of tons of marine life around the world’s oceans and waterways all point to a crisis which has crossed the tipping point.
Just yesterday NOAA along with NASA claimed 2016 marked three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe with the first eight months of 2016 unprecedented warmth!
With 10 of the 11 warmest years ever recorded coming in the last 16 years, it is fair to claim climate change is climate changed it will never recover.
The Sun hasn't risen over its horizon for more than two months yet the North Pole was warmer than South of France, Italy, Greece Turkey and Syria this week and not for the first time either this winter!
The world is creaking under the stress; crops are failing all over the world due to extreme weather, and with 7.5 billion people we can’t possibly feed everyone, even though the West probably throw’s away enough food to feed the poorest.

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During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion.

In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. We will hit 8 billion people within the next 8 years.

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6 comments:

  1. I’ve grown a bunch of Milkweed plants in my backyard for many years (along with a close-by neighbor) and, each year the number of Monarchs keeps dwindling and dwindling. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if I don’t see any Monarchs this coming Spring and Summer. What to make of this?

    The self-appointed elite slave masters centuries-old agenda to keep the global human population dumbed-down has failed massively!!! That, in conjunction with organized religion’s promotion of “get married,” “have a bunch of kids,” makes no difference TO THEM whether couples are legitimately qualified (intellectually & otherwise) to properly raise and train their off-spring to function as responsible decision-makers (IN EVERY ASPECT OF A HUMAN EXISTENCE) or not.

    The plain truth is that easily 95% of the global population, are lousy decision-makers as a direct result of government-controlled mis-education systems around the world. Which means that when dumbed-down people are reproducing wily nilly with no concept of how to properly raise their kids, we just keep adding dumber and dumber souls to the population. THE BEST OPTION FOR MOST HUMANS IS TO REMAIN SINGLE AND CHILD-FREE!!!

    Here’s an important link to an old Pyramid of The “Capitalist” Control System, which is even more applicable today.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_of_Capitalist_System


    It’s not surprising that THEIR AGENDA has failed miserably because unrelenting greed for money, power and control drives THEIR SYSTEM.

    WE DON’T NEED M-O-N-E-Y!!! EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE IS FREE!!! THE ONLY REASON WE HAVE TO PAY MONEY FOR EVERYTHING IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ALLOWED OURSELVES TO BE CONNED INTO GIVING UP OUR INALIENABLE UNIVERSAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. Knowledge is free!!! Learn to use it!!!

    It’s easy to opt out of THEIR corrupt money system!!! All each of us needs to do is to say NO MORE!!! STOP SUPPORTING THE CRIMINAL MONEY-CENTERED SYSTEM – there are countless ways to do this – just use your inherent imagination. Again, it’s easy to do once one understands that bartering and sharing for those items that you actually need, rather than simply buying whatever you want, is the only logical alternative to the corrupt money system.

    Of course the big problem with today’s human population is that dumb people don’t have the intellectual capacity to reclaim their freedom – to begin with, most don’t consider themselves enslaved, just as sheep and cattle don’t consider themselves enslaved if that’s all they’ve ever known.

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    1. Quite true, if everyone thought like you!

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  2. In November I interviewed Professor Paul Ehrlich on my show "Nature Bats Last"on The Progressive Radio Network about his latest paper titled;Biological Annihilation via the ongoing Sixth Mass Extinction when we discussed the collapse of the flying insect populations in Germany. The biosphere is in collapse as we bathe the planet in herbicides, pesticidesand ionising radiation. The episode and supporting information are embedded below.
    https://kevinhester.live/2017/11/09/nature-bats-last-on-prn-fm-featuring-professor-paul-ehrlich/

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  3. Concerned citizen in usa10 February 2018 at 04:35

    Gary, go to www.globalresearch.ca and read Micheal Snyder's article on Fukushima> you will find it very interesting and alarming

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  4. This is actually terribly sad.. I went up to visit Monterey last year and to see the Monarchs as I had done many times in the past. But last year it was obvious. There were no more Monarchs. They are almost all gone just a few dying ones left. I remember back 20 years when there were so many the trees were so full in Santa Cruz and Monterey it was just unbelievable how many.. they would take over whole trees. It's hard to explain But you would think they were leaves on the tree until you got closer and realized it was all moving and filled with butterflies. Really magical and now gone. I never would have believed it!

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