This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his Economic Collapse Blog.
Editor’s Comment: There are forces at work manipulating the weather, attempting to mitigate climate change and otherwise attempting to terraform the earth. Every poison imaginable, and developed in a lab, has been unleashed through various agricultural uses, experiments and veterinary treatments. Bird flu, swine flu, and mutated strains of the seasonal flu are not only affecting humans; generally they have killed large groups of animals before making human populations sick. Fukushima remains a shadow over our lives, and the lives of the creatures in the oceans. There are many questionable activities going on besides – but the full truth is that no one individual can grasp the totality of what is being attempted and carried out on a planetary scale. Too much of what is going on remains classified, and obscured by benign cover stories and PR in the media.
But the planet-wide system is being interrupted and altered. Believe it or not.
Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the planet will pay a huge price for these activities. No one in the media or positions of authority has the courage to tell the truth or connect the dots about the mass die offs – about what it is that makes birds fall out of the sky in mass, whales to beach in mass, and seals, crustaceans, pigs, or horses drop dead without any reasonable explanation. And if the animals are dropping dead, is there reason for concern that humans are next? What is really going on?
By 2020 Two-Thirds Of Wild Animals Will Have Been Wiped Out Over A 50 Year Period As Mass Die-Offs Accelerate All Over The Planet
It has been called “the long extinction”. Our planet is in the process of dying, and as you will see below, this process of death and destruction appears to be accelerating. According to a report that was put out by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London, the number of wild animals around the globe appears to be decreasing at a rate of about 2 percent a year. 2 percent may not sound like a lot to you, but over 10 years that would mean that 20 percent of all wild animals in the world would be gone. And according to that same report, it is being projected that the total loss of wildlife during the 50 year period from 1970 to 2020 will be a staggering 67 percent…
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 other words, we are watching a global slow-motion extinction event which will ultimately claim hundreds, if not thousands, of species.
And as I mentioned above, this slow-motion extinction event appears to be accelerating.
In recent years, mass die-off events have been popping up in the headlines with startling regularity. Fish, birds and animals are dying off all over the planet in absolutely frightening numbers. One website that tracks these things says that there have been 152 mass death events in 48 different countries so far this year.
When something happens on the other side of the world, most Americans don’t seem to care very much, so let me share with you just a couple of examples of this phenomenon from inside the United States. This first example comes from Atlanta…
Someone, or something, is killing thousands of birds in Atlanta. Since spring, the death toll began rising every week.
For Atlanta office workers, the dead birds are a sad sight at their doorstep. Now, Audubon Society volunteers are tracking and finding the dead or dying birds, many of them in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Buckhead.
If the death of thousands of birds in Atlanta does not get your attention, perhaps the death of millions of fish on the west coast will. The following comes from Natural News…
As the salmon are dying by the millions, the government issued an emergency order along the western U.S. coast to cancel the spring king, or Chinook, salmon fishing activities. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, salmon runs have dropped to record levels. Experts predict that the return of spawning Chinook salmon to the Klamath River will hit its lowest point ever this fall. It will be a huge challenge and difficult year for ocean salmon fishermen, especially in Oregon and California, reported the Council Chair Herb Pollard.
“We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” said Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske, who expects a second-straight year of record-low salmon returning to their birthplace. Teske added that he is almost certain that the increased die-off must be happening in the ocean since all four rivers are being affected by low returns of the Southeast king salmon.
Of course the cold, hard reality of the matter is that everything around us is in the process of dying and deteriorating, and this even includes the human race.
If you don’t believe this, you may want to consider research from Cambridge University that found that human bodies are “significantly smaller” than they were thousands of years ago and that human brains are also smaller than they once were…
An earlier study by Cambridge University found that mankind is shrinking in size significantly.
Experts say humans are past their peak and that modern-day people are 10 percent smaller and shorter than their hunter-gatherer ancestors.
And if that’s not depressing enough, our brains are also smaller.
The findings reverse perceived wisdom that humans have grown taller and larger, a belief which has grown from data on more recent physical development.
On top of all that, scientists have known for a very long time that the human race is heading for an inevitable “mutational meltdown”. The following is an excerpt from a study that was originally published by Gerald H. McKibben and Everett C. McKibben…
Geneticists have long worried about the impact of mutations on the human population, and that at a rate of one deleterious mutation per person per generation, genetic deterioration would result. Earlier reports were based on estimates of mutation rates considerable lower than what we now know to be the case. Findings going back to 2002 show that the human mutation rate is at least 100 mistakes (misspellings) per person per generation. Some scientists believe the rate is closer to 300.
Even a rate of 100 has profound implications, and the mutation rate is itself increasing. Furthermore, most, if not all, mutations in the human genome must be deleterious. “And nothing can reverse the damage that has been done during our own generation, even if further mutations could be stopped.” It would appear that the process is an irreversible downward spiral that will end in “mutational meltdown”.
If you didn’t grasp all of that, let me break it down for you very simply.
The human race is on borrowed time, and at some point our DNA will be so full of harmful mutations that we will no longer be able to continue.
If all of what I have just shared was not enough, scientists have also discovered that the entire universe is actually in the process of dying. The following comes from CNN…
The conclusion of a new astronomical study pulls no punches on this. “The Universe is slowly dying,” it reads.
Astronomers have believed as much for years, but the new findings establish the cosmos’ decline with unprecedented precision.
The experts that conducted this study found that the universe is only producing about half as much energy as it once did. As the amount of energy continues to decline, all of the lights will slowly go out until none are left. Or as one scientist put it, the universe “is about to nod off for an eternal doze”…
“The universe has basically sat down on the sofa, pulled up a blanket and is about to nod off for an eternal doze,” said astronomer Simon Driver, who led the team.
We can certainly do some things to try to prevent the mass animal extinctions that are happening all over the planet, but nothing that we can do can stop the deterioration of human DNA or the slow death of the entire universe.
Hopefully what I have shared here will help many to understand that everything around us is just temporary. Our world and everything in it will pass away, and perhaps we should spend the little time that we do have on this planet focusing on the things that really matter.
This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his Economic Collapse Blog.
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.
Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream.
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Where are the bodies of all the dead animals?
They’re not all going to be in one spot. They’re also not going to be on the side of the road… unless they’re road kill.
I’m a wildlife photographer in Northern Ontario and I’ve noticed huge declines in numbers over the past 10 years.
Rarely see any foxes any more, rarely see any blue herons, noticeable decline in song bird numbers.
Then there are the stories of all the dead blackbirds they found in the US of A in some parking lots and parks. There are huge numbers of sea life washing up on the shores all around North America. I think something is going on for sure.
I believe the radiation from the Fukushima disaster has made its way across and through the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the west coast of the US. This is the major cause of declining salmon numbers on the west coast. I hope I am wrong.
Where are all the bodies?? Are you really serious or just not that observant?
It’s obvious that you somewhat know how to use a computer, Have you tried using Google and typing in Mass animal die off and click on images. Or if you don’t belive pictures have you traveled to these areas and spent some time there about 30 days in each location?
Besides what this story talks about, man is also a big part of this problem, all the pollution being dumped into the air, streams, rivers, lakes and oceans, all the pesticides being sprayed everywhere not to mention Geo Engineering or Chemtrails if you prefer to call it that. Aluminum is being sprayed poisonin the soil so plants don’t grow normally, Monsanto chemicals killing bees and other beneficial insects off so no pollination to produce food, it’s a total collapse of our ecosystem.
For every action there is a opposite and equal reaction. So for every perceived bad harmful thing man does there will be just as many perceived good things occur. Every thing on the entire planet is a natural thing. But nooo you know it all greenies cant admit the truth. Granted much of it like a snakes poison can be harmful to organic life. The same things that would kill one thing are food for something else> there are live organisms in a volcanic vent. Crude oil is food for other things. The planet eventually recycles every thing. In the end its a wash. Even Steven. And honey bees are not native to the Americas. The Europeans imported them. And this contient was being pollinated before honey bees where here. And a bee only lives a few days during a honey flow. not long enough to soak up residual poison. Its the Avorra Mite that kills the honey bees. Mans puny actions don’t amount to diddly squat in the big picture.
That action and reaction thing is only for objects being accelerated or direction changed. It has “nothing” to do with the stupid acts of man. This is an example of public schooling stupidity.
It boils down to this you cannot make something out of nothing. And you cant make something into nothing. So just how is man creating anything? Everything in on or about this planet is a natural thing. When broken down to their natural elements everything fron the cars we drive to the body our souls inhabit becomes water and dirt. Its all just mud. and when that water evaporates its all just dust blowing in the wind. And my honeybees died from the avorra mite. and my crops are still being pollenated ive not lost any yield due to lack of pollination. Anyone who believes in Al gores glowbull warming is a example of stupidity. Things have went extinct since forever. The climate has always been in a state of constant change. Man isn’t the cause and man cannot mitigate it. And lastly there is no such thing as the balance of nature. There is no optimal or so called normal climate. And no one has any authority to declare what the climate should be. and as far as animals going extinct. Those blackbirds number in the trillions. And where do they live and feed? they feed and live in the delta where all those so called poisons are sprayed. They consume the GMO grain and they thrive and multiply. And so do the field rats. And the hawks owls& and eagles eat those rats and multiply. In winter it seems there is a raptor on every telephone pole in the delta. Gandi & Blake your a stupid bag of bull. you believe greenie propaganda.
No ones concerned about deep sea vent fauna or microbes that consume oil. The pesticides that kill honeybees kill native bees and pollinators with equal efficiency.
Mans “puny” actions DO matter when they cause damage faster than the earth can balance it out while maintaining the status quo. We lose more topsoil every year than we produce. We continually use more and more fertilizer and pesticide to obtain an equal or lower yield. Of our fresh water 70% is devoted to agricultural uses, most of which is pumped there for irrigation, and our population continues to increase putting an even greater demand on the system.
Think what you want about the climate change crowd, but if you can’t see the potential problems we’re set to face in the future you’re blind.
Completely agree and can add to the list of serious issues
The topsoil loss is a made up lie just the same as the Globull warming figures. Those farmers every year when they incorporate the plant residue back into the soil add organic matter. Looks at a rice farm its flat irrigated land with a levee around it. no soil washes away. Most of the delta has been precision leveled to enhance irrigation. The Mississippi River is nicknamed Big Muddy. and that nickname is older than this nation. It was muddy before the first pilgrims axe or plow. Its naturally muddy. Because nature naturally erodes the mountians. That natural erosion deposited the deep soil of the entire Mississippi delta. Every year the deposits add new land to the salt marsh in the mouth at the gulf. Look at the erosion in the Dakota badlands where man has never farmed. Look at the grand canyon. and flash floods in the desert erode vast amounts and its a natural thing. and that eroded soil eventually makes it way to the Colorado River. And after it leaves the grand canyon it is deposited in the mud flats. Miles of sticky hot mud. the water evaporated or seeping into underground aquifers. That’s planet building in action. We are not losing top soil its not lost. Its just being relocated. In order to lose topsoil we would have to make it into nothing. Also there are tons of cosmic space dust that enter the planets atmosphere every year that dust adds a significant amount of soil and minerals on a countinual basis. This planet is teeming with life. Whenever one thing expires something else will take over. over population of any species leads to disease that then reduces that species.
Now if we could pull 2/3’s of the politicians dying off what a hugh improvement that would be for our world.
Let them eat cake.
Don’t worry…Trump will stop this.
He already did, he started WWIII.
There will be cannibalism much sooner than that and then all you naysayers about the Georgia Guidestones thingie will have a change of heart and see that it was really a very prescient idea that will not get to be reality EXCEPT by an Extinction Level Event ( any of those that keeps being beaten to death on SHTFPlan) that WILL happen within months because its happening right before our eyes…. Then you will be PRAYING that we get to those population densities as fast as it can happen.
I bet 90% of the posters here 1) won’t believe this 2) drive giant fuel-guzzling pickups and SUV’s 3) have IQ’s under 100 anyway, so ….
So what you don’t need to be very smart to know bull crap greenie lies when you read them.
Guess I’m in the 10%. Or maybe the 5%.
In 2100, White people will only make up about 1% of the world population, at best. Low birth rate. Math not theory. Now that’s an extinction event. The future belongs to those that show up for it.
I will be long gone by 2100, I hope all those illegitimate children I had break the welfare system.
Anyone who ever read “Silent Spring” knows this already happened long ago.
I wouldn’t use “Silent Spring” to attempt to prove a point. Thinking its scientific or even truthful is laughable.
Well yeah! Nuclear power hasn’t done the Earth and it’s inhabitants any favors either. Oil pollution out the yingyang. Chemical poisoning has more rights than the people. Thanks Trump for jacking gas prices 50 cents a gallon, you f*cling thieves.
Trump doesn’t control gas prices, market and regulatory forces do.
Not that I would expect you to understand that.
Cherry picking opinions again. Shit has been happening forever and as for the universe…who can do anything about it anyway? Recycle more? Use less fossil fuel? I’m not buying all this crap.
I am not buying the end of the universe either. Our little known existence is but a blink of the eye on the time scale. A hundred years in the big picture is meaningless unless you are speaking of celestial explosions, which we are not.
Welcome to Alt Reality #5 – Sun, chemies, and You!
There are studies that the exclusion zone arundel Chernobyl nuke disaster is teaming with wildlife…
…the conclusion is lack of human interaction is the reason for renewed wildlife around Chernobyl.
It’s not nuke radiation or pollution….it’s TOO MANY fuking humans !!
I can tell you one thing I won’t be eating or ever buying. Anything from the Impossible Food company.
“in the year 2525, if man is still alive”
At the rate we’re going, its more like 2025.!!!
Michael Snyder= fear porn.
So the universe is dying, huh?
Well, when the universe is all dried up, the Creator can roll it up and smoke it.
The fool utters some truth without knowing it.
You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands..
They will perish, but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will fold them up,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not fail.”
You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
Stop the “Chem-trailing”.
Tell Japan to Quit dumping “Radiation” into the Ocean.
Have BP finish cleaning up the mess they made in the Gulf.
Every one stop spraying Monsanto poison in our yards and farms.
That would be a good start to save this planet!
John WV… quit, you are making me laugh. None of those things are going to happen. It’s a runaway train running out of track.
I am gunna get to me cousins house next week. Ooooweee, I is gunsta fight with me mace cause mes guns were tooken. I used to talk in them there third person but dem trolls on ere made fun of me for dat. Loading up me minivan and heading to my BOL as soon as I gets the chance. Was going to meet up at da Waffle House with my best friend who I reckon never wanted to meet me cause we both full of horse turd. Tired of them there coons here in Memphis, gots to big out before they rob me again. Yes, I is a security guard but can’t secure mes own stuff.
Gots to go, some youngen trying to steal a teddy bear from the claw machine, I am gunna strip him down like mes partner good old Sgt Dale to gets that there teddy bear back.
Bs + bs = Bb + ss = Snyder is laughing at us
Can you hear him
And Braveheart is snoozing
The earth is not static. the ecosystem changes where we had lush fertile savannas we now have deserts. it sure wasn’t the presence of man that caused this. we have seen what mankind can do with the dust bowel created by plowing. China finds the same results having much of china that suffers from the dust and pollution. they have no reason to respond to the peoples problems for they are ruled and we are represented. America responded and altered our farming methods and the land recovered in only a few generations. we have other things that cause the mass die offs. some can be attributed to chemicals we use. while these effect each animal differently we cant explain all that die at the same instant.to be sure it is something that is beyond mans talents. The earth answers to the cycles of nature. from the smallest microbe to a galaxy. each swings in the perpetual cycle that causes life and death. each animal responding with its own cycle. each cycle ending with its own rhythm. each responding to the end of its own cycle. If any say they know the problem or answer they show themselves the fool that dances for the entertainment of many but isn’t to be taken seriously.
The dust bowl wasn’t caused by plowing the plains. It was caused by nature a prolonged drought. Even if it had not been farmed wildfires would have lain the earth bare. and the wind still would have blown the lighter organic particles airborne. Yes the plowing loosened the soil making it worse. todays modern farming methods have increased soil fertility and produce record yields. In the delta they irrigate. and after that crop is harvested they flood those fields. and millions of snow geese land on that flooded cropland . and consume the unharvested grain and weed seeds and insects. they winter over on those so called poison and chemical soaked fields. and they thrive. and fly north and raise even more flocks. And Canada geese also are everywhere. The waterfowl of all types puddle in the soft supposively poison dirt and they are not dying. In fact they are thriving and increasing. and all of their poop is enriching those flooded fields.
AH, WTF! So long as beer and pizza is available and the TV keeps working I don’t give a fk. (sarc) And the democraps will tell you they can fix all the problems by increasing taxes. The human population on the planet is set to double in less than 50 years. I will be gone long before but a lot of you will live to regret it! Be interesting to see how we finally become extinct!
I raise poultry and other livestock and grow crops. And the wild animals are plentiful. I trap for varmits and weekly catch plenty of possum Racoon, skunk, ground hog, I have caught numerious fox and bobcat. there are more deer, bear and coyote that ever before in the history of this continent. plenty of hawks and eagles also. lots of wild turkeys. the only thing scarce are quail. the common house cat kills them and song birds. and the increase in hawks , eagles ,crows and ravens help. there are more vultures then ever also. Today in my front yard I seen a road runner a doe deer and hummingbirds, cardinals, barn swallows and bluebirds. Its not mans activities that cause mass animal die offs. Its over population then disease ad starvation occurs. And Polar Bears are not in danger of extinction.
i ride a bicycle around our town(s) here in the high desert of southern california. every once in a while i see dead pigeons and/or ravens just laying dead on the side of the road. numerous times i have seen multiple birds on the same day. SOMETHING is killing these birds every so often. miles apart i see dead birds on the same day, and that tells ME something unusual is happening. and you can’t pour TONS of radioactivity from fukushima every DAY without repercussions. i’ve seen way too much “evidence” of mass die-offs to be a disbeliever any more. SOME of it i have seen personally, and i aint no “greenie”.
I have pigeons. and the birds do get old and die. and sometimes they get hit by cars. And crows and ravens commonly play on the road looking for roadkill insects and small rodents ect. Probably you are seeing roadkilled birds. Or maybe there is some livestock producer placing poison grain out for them Pigeons can spread livestock diseases and their poop makes a mess.
I reckon you’re a bit unaware of your surroundings. I am a horticulturalist and outdoors person who sees numerous evidences of serious problems. Some species of insects are dissapearing and others are increasing in numbers, some species of animals and birds are becoming rare where onedc they were plentiful and worst of all are the incredible rate of mutations I am seeing in weeds and especially annual plants grown from seed. I had three entirely new species of tomato and chillies this season from seed I saved from the year before. Also I am in Australia, the Southern Hemisphere where it is much lower.
I predict that when the next SHTF events happens, the movie ” I am LEGEND ” will be the proper analogy for how American population will become. Betcha I am correct, yet again. You have no clue what is coming, but it is bad in ways you cannot comprehend.
Too bad there can’t be a mass die off of raccoons. Sons of bitches keep tormenting the chickens.
This is hardly a slow motion extinction event. It is happening inside the lifetime of one man.
Yea, but for a time we enjoyed the longest period of economic prosperity in history. Sorry you didn’t get to see an elephant son.
“Mass Die-Offs Becoming An Earth-Wide Nightmare: ‘Two Thirds Of Wild Animals Wiped Out By 2020’”
Sooo…which species are these? I haven’t noticed an “Earth-wide nightmare!” In fact…I can’t even NAME a species that’s vanished since the Thylacine…which they think is actually still around and possibly making a comeback.
Two thirds of animals will be wiped out by 2020!? That’s a CLASSIC Global Warming style threat with the classic arbitrary deadline which will prove to pass without incident…just like the Global Warming deadlines.