Rod McLaughlin


You can't make it up XCXXVIII - "we are on a trajectory similar to the Permian" (07 dec 18...18 apr 19)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/06/global-warming-extinction-report-the-great-dying - No, we're not on a trajectory similar to the Permian-Triassic extinction of around 252 million years ago. 

The alarmists' argument goes like this:

1. The Permian-Triassic mass extinction, "with up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct. It is the only known mass extinction of insects. Some 57% of all biological families and 83% of all genera became extinct" was accompanied by global warming.

2. There is global warming today.

3. Therefore, we are on a trajectory similar to the Permian-Triassic mass extinction.

For a less hysterical analysis of the current situation contrasted with mass extinctions, read Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction in the Atlantic magazine.

Mass extinction doesn't mean just rhinos becoming extinct. It means rats and rabbits too. Even insects weren't spared. Not. Even. Close.




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