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View Diary: The Oceans are Dying: Oxygen is Depleting, Acidity Rising at Fastest Rate in 300,000,000 Years (215 comments)

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  •  If you graph the 12,000 years -- (1+ / 0-)
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    as your x-axis, and the extinction rate as your y-axis, what do you get?

    I'm guessing that the capitalocene looks a lot different from the years before.

    "Coal is a rock in the ground. Only under definite historical relations did coal become fossil fuel." --Jason W. Moore

    by Cassiodorus on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 09:09:49 AM PDT

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    •  Not in any way that intelligent life forms (1+ / 0-)
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      will be able to distinguish in 30 million years, given any dating method we've even toyed with.

      The mass extinctions of a wide variety of large mammals all over the globe starting 12k y.a. will blend in with the current mass oceanic die-offs.

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 10:08:24 AM PDT

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