The May 23, 2013 edition of Scientific American had an article of the
rapid decline - and extinction - of amphibians.
hibians-declining-alarming/> Scientific American predicts that these
amphibians could dissappear from half of their habitats in 20 years...
yup, just in time for the 2030 global-collapse scenario.
Their decline is mainly due to changes in the ecological system that
supports them. They might be the "canaries in the coalmine" of the
ecological collapse (including climate change, but not limited to it).
All species won't collapse at the same time. Biological differences make
some more hardy than others. Plus, size matters. Mammals over about 45
KG are becoming extinct at a rapid rate too.
The Wall Street Journal in its MarketWatch section - not a publication
known for sensationalistic journalism - has an August 7, 2012 article
that predicts that in about 2020, there will be great wars (WW3?) over
commodities - food, water, energy.
-wars-2012-08-07> They cite a Pentagon report that predicted that
around the start of the Iraqi war. Other governments throughout the
world are also preparing for this scenario of a depleted, polluted,
starving world full of climate refugees. The only ones who aren't
considering this are the climate-denying billionaires. They probably can
get the resources to survive through this... at least for awhile. This
is their prediction of World War 3, the War that ends War... world,
civilization, planet. That continues, and leads up to... 2030.
There is but one thing that could save us from this collapse in the
early 2030s. That is 99942 Apophis, a near-earth asteroid. It will pass
inside Earth's geosynchronous satellites' orbits on Friday,
April 13, 2029 (what a lucky day), with a possibility of it hitting the
Caribbean coasts somewhere between Belize and Ghana. The odds of that
are now officially 1:250,000. Then, possibly passing through a half-mile
wide gravitational keyhole that will set it up for another pass between
the earth and geosynchronous satelites on Sunday, April 13, 2036 for an
impact on the south of the Russian Federation. (The current official
odds are 1/100,000)
Unofficially though, there are the odds which NASA originally computed
when they discovered this in 2004 - 2.5% Officially they were changed
for unclear reasons.... but unofficially.... who knows?
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