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reblogged from thebrainscoop

thebrainscoop:

Remember Martha, the last of her kind, who died on this day a century ago. September 1st marks the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a species of North American bird with incomparable population numbers before they were completely eradicated by humans at the beginning of the 20th century. 
3.7 billion to 0 in forty years.
And if you are wishing this wouldn’t happen again, hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself - remember that we are currently enduring the sixth major mass extinction event. While the other five in our earth’s history were naturally caused by everything from major meteoritic impacts, to extreme cooling or warming of the environment, and frequently changing atmosphere - the latest event, Number Six, is being completely attributed to humans. This is the Holocene Extinction. 
In 2012 the IUCN reported that 30% of amphibians are at risk of extinction; as well as 21% of mammals, reptiles, and fish, 12% of birds, 68% of plants. We are looking to lose 30-50% of all species of life on our planet by the middle of the century. 
This may feel like a hopeless inevitability, but the future is not set in stone. What we need for this cause is awareness. What we need is an investment of personal interest. We need voices, and students, and teachers. We need scientists, and law makers, and committees and new legislation for the environment. We need communicators. We need enthusiasts and what we really need is to ruin apathy. This is a shared planet, not just between ourselves but with every miraculous piece of life that has erupted on its unlikely surface in the last billion years. We owe it to that great improbability not to mess this up. 

thebrainscoop:

Remember Martha, the last of her kind, who died on this day a century ago. September 1st marks the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a species of North American bird with incomparable population numbers before they were completely eradicated by humans at the beginning of the 20th century.

3.7 billion to 0 in forty years.

And if you are wishing this wouldn’t happen again, hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself - remember that we are currently enduring the sixth major mass extinction event. While the other five in our earth’s history were naturally caused by everything from major meteoritic impacts, to extreme cooling or warming of the environment, and frequently changing atmosphere - the latest event, Number Six, is being completely attributed to humans. This is the Holocene Extinction. 

In 2012 the IUCN reported that 30% of amphibians are at risk of extinction; as well as 21% of mammals, reptiles, and fish, 12% of birds, 68% of plants. We are looking to lose 30-50% of all species of life on our planet by the middle of the century.

This may feel like a hopeless inevitability, but the future is not set in stone. What we need for this cause is awareness. What we need is an investment of personal interest. We need voices, and students, and teachers. We need scientists, and law makers, and committees and new legislation for the environment. We need communicators. We need enthusiasts and what we really need is to ruin apathy. This is a shared planet, not just between ourselves but with every miraculous piece of life that has erupted on its unlikely surface in the last billion years. We owe it to that great improbability not to mess this up. 

reblogged from andreakisasi

nevver:

Calvin and Hobbes

nevver:

Calvin and Hobbes

Happiest of birthdays to @caitlinhelen650! She made me an oatmeal cookie shot the first time we met and never got rid of me. Also #tbt to our first grown up apartment with our own rooms!

Happiest of birthdays to @caitlinhelen650! She made me an oatmeal cookie shot the first time we met and never got rid of me. Also #tbt to our first grown up apartment with our own rooms!

reblogged from mydrunkkitchen

mydrunkkitchen:

I hate life hacks that are like “Instead of this use that!” and I’m like “BUT I HAVE NEITHER. AGHHHHH”

reblogged from solipsistic-interjection

solipsistic-interjection:

I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat.

When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves.

I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while…

reblogged from megaparsecs

megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

reblogged from thosetenacioustenenbaums

thosetenacioustenenbaums:

My stomach hurts as I’m writing this.

Everything is in knots.

Today, a tragedy struck me to the core and I feel ill about it. Robin Williams passed away this early this afternoon from an apparent suicide, a piece of news that is likely already known to anyone reading this.

To this day, I can’t…

#OutsideLands Day 1: Complete. #kanye  (at Outside Lands 2014)

#OutsideLands Day 1: Complete. #kanye (at Outside Lands 2014)

reblogged from wilwheaton

ppaction:

A federal judge just blocked a medically unnecessary “Texas-style” law in Alabama that would have severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion by forcing all but 2 health centers to stop providing abortions. 

Laws like these place onerous restrictions on doctors and health centers, are politically motivated, and do nothing to advance patients’ health — instead, they put women in danger.

Sometimes living at the base of Mt. Sutro, next to a forest is fine and then you find this on your pillow. NOPE.

Sometimes living at the base of Mt. Sutro, next to a forest is fine and then you find this on your pillow. NOPE.