The Extinction of the Phytoplankton and Life as we know it.

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The death of plankton was the background of the classic SF movie, "SOYLENT GREEN". I recommend it. It scared me then, it scares me more now.
Great movie - they should do a remake!
soylent green is people!

Sounds like a lolcat poster in the making...
Why? How can you improve on the original?


Unless, maybe they cast Vin Diesel.
You maniacs! Damn you!

Oops wrong movie.
Dear Daniel, why do you bait me so? I will quote and say - wrong again! You say'" ............. soils its own cave. Pigs do it even tho they are considered smart. " They don't when given room.
We could always try getting religion.


No, I'm just kidding.
The planet has been through a lot of changes, and some major disasters.

I hold to the counter-intuitive proposal that conservationists and environmentalists all, we don't need to Save The Planet™, it has you point out seen itself through far worse than us. I feel a perfectly mundane principle of self-survival should be perfectly sufficient motivation.


As I understand it, the phytoplankton has a role in converting CO2 to Oxygen+sugars. So, less phytoplankton would lead to increased CO2, leading to a worsening spiral.

That's positive feedback. Feed C02 into the system, raises the temperature, which releases more C02 (or worse CH4)

I can't get past why this news isn't terrifying more people.
I hold to the counter-intuitive proposal that conservationists and environmentalists all, we don't need to Save The Planet™, it has you point out seen itself through far worse than us. I feel a perfectly mundane principle of self-survival should be perfectly sufficient motivation.

When I hear that, I hear save "life". Life being those creatures that they think should be saved. Though, some probably think they need to literally save the planet.
I would be more terrified if I didn't think it was inevitable. If "the end is here" regardless of what I do, then it is what it is.

Frankly, even if the industrialized west had the resolve to create beneficial change, I don't think the rest of the world will. Will the billion muslims? The 3rd world reproduction-obsessed catholics? China might have resolve - then again, the one-child policy is in the toilet. India's billion people?

As for the West, the US is one of, if not the, worst offender. With the nihilistic capitalists and christians outnumbering people with foresight and reason, what can we expect?

It would be more terrifying if I had hope. I cant watch the "Earth" series because I start to grieve about what is being lost. But it's not terror, it's acceptance of the inevitable.
Maybe we'll be replaced by creatures like the aliens in "District 9". Maybe, in fact, they came from the future and not another planet.
I can't get past why this news isn't terrifying more people.

I was so traumatized by the news that a radical, right-wing charismatic evangelical movement is burrowing into the power structures of major American cities and states that if I get any more terrified I may become catatonic.

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