200 extinct species per day didn't ring true to me so I looked into it starting in May, 2020, ready to accept the narrative. If they were not telling such outrageous lies they would have fewer opponents. I want her to do well, so Greta, if you will issue a public apology for having believed that false notion of 200 species per day and then switch to talking about the 32,000+ threatened species in coordination with IUCN to help motivate people to get moving toward protecting them, I will modify this page. Living species are what matter, more than your imaginary 200 that didn’t go extinct yesterday nor any day.
Partial truth. Collapsing why? Because we are burning forests to grow palm oil for the extra 1,643,040 new consumers on earth each week for example, not CO2. You’re correct that we can’t have eternal economic growth like this but you think plant food helping to keep everybody fed (so far) is the villain. CO2 is crop fertilizer. You, Greta, are pushing your fairy tale of 200 species per day supposedly going extinct due to CO2 and climate. First of all, call it 2 per year on average, not 73,000 and the villain is human expansion as we are breeding like rabbits, detail below.
After Dec 2020, I can find only 18 species actually declared extinct during all of 2020, 15 freshwater fish species in Lake Lanao because some genius threw in bigger fish that ate their babies (along with overfishing), plus 3 frogs near Panama due to chytridiomycosis (according to IUCN), a fungus beginning 1994. The lake is a combat zone by the way. On earth there are no extinctions from CO2, warming, climate change or even extreme weather. The real causes of extinctions are pollution, overhunting, destruction of habitats and so on. It is miraculous that the real extinction numbers are actually under 2 per year the way humanity is expanding.
Greta Thunberg: 200/day = 73,000/yr (Adam Rogers, 1995, no science behind it, only bogus model rumors, prove me wrong by producing a model and the data)
2021 IUCN reports only 18 actual extinctions during 2020. A page title says 31 but read it carefully as 13 of those are not actually extinct. In serious trouble thanks to us, yes, and that’s terrible, but not extinct, what’s almost extinct is truth-telling
2020 Over 130,000 web pages repeating the 200/day claim and blaming it on climate
2009 Only 1.7/yr (IUCN, 16,000 scientists and experts assessing species worldwide)
1988 Edward O. Wilson: Up to 50% extinct by year 2000
Four of Greta’s species claims on video queued to the spot …
2020 Oct, #NatureNow
"up to 200 species are going extinct every single day"
2019 Oct, Extinction Rebellion protest
"about 200 species going extinct every single day"
2019 Apr, Speech to EU leaders
"up to 200 species becoming extinct every single day"
2018 Dec, TEDx
"up to 200 species going extinct every single day"
Species Claims Timeline
Reverse chronological order
2021 IUCN reports only 18 actual extinctions during all of 2020.
2021 Over 130,000 web pages parrot Greta’s false claim of 200 extinct per day supposedly from climate.
2009, IUCN, WILDLIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD, An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (PDF)
... "869 recorded extinctions" ... "since the year 1500"
... That's 1.7 extinct species per YEAR. < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
... IUCN is the International Union for Conservation of Nature assessing species
... "... over 1400 ... organizations. Some 16,000 scientists and experts ... 1000 full-time staff in more than 50 countries."
2007, Ahmed Djoghlaf United Nations, Convention on Biological Diversity (PDF)
... "Every hour, three species disappear. Every day, up to 150 species are lost. Every year, between 18,000 and 55,000 species become extinct. The cause: human activities. ... Climate change ..."
... Cites [missing] Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Director Walter V. Reid
... I can't find anything in any of the MEA reports backing the Djoghlaf claim.
... Djoghlaf: "Before the end of the century, 30% of all known species may disappear owing only to climate change." So, you know, whatever it takes to terrorize people.
2004, UN Environment Programme, TUNZA for YOUTH, Key Facts About Biodiversity
... "It is estimated that between 150 and 200 species become extinct every day"
... No citation or reference. Page removed in 2009.
1997, Encyclopedia of World Problems & Human Potential, Decreasing diversity of biological species
... "World Bank and Worldwatch Institute, and reported to the Rio+5 conference in 1997, estimated 150 to 200 species of life become extinct every 24 hours"
1997, J. John Sepkoski Jr., Biodiversity: Past Present and Future
... "range to 150 species etinctions per day (Ehrlich and Wilson, 1991)" [extinctions typo in paper],
... although Sepkoski adds "[total species] figure is misleading, however, because no official list of described species exists"
Earliest 200? …
1995, Adam Rogers of United Nations, Taking action: An environmental guide for you and your community (Book)
... "every 24 hours, an estimated 150 to 200 species of life become extinct" (in the preface)
... No citation or reference to any scientific paper nor formula used nor data inputs used, all missing, kept in the dark surely because they know it is B.S.
... (Entrevista a Adam Rogers. Global Classrooms 2014)
... A sequel to Taking Action was published Feb 2021, Taking Action Online for the Environment, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development (Book)
1991, Paul R. Ehrlich and Edward O. Wilson, Biodiversity Studies: Science and Policy (PDF)
... no mention of extinctions per day as Sepkoski said.
1989, WV Reid and K Miller, Keeping options alive: the scientific basis for conserving biodiversity (PDF)
... "potential loss of" ... "50 to 150 species per day". Contains "climate change" 27 times.
1989, Walter V. Reid, How many species will there be? (PDF)
... "potential loss of" ... "50 to 150 species per day". Included in a larger IUCN report containing "climate change" 11 times.
... "An estimated 25 percent of the world's species present in the mid-1980s may be extinct by the year 2015".
1988, Edward O. Wilson Harvard University, Biodiversity (PDF)
... "By the end of this century [year 2000], our planet could lose anywhere from 20 to 50% of its species"
... Ok, so up to all species extinct by 2012, got it.
1979, Norman Myers, The sinking ark : a new look at the problem of disappearing species
... "at least 1 million by the end of the century", contradicting himself.
... That's 137 per day starting in 1980.
1979, Norman Myers, Conserving our Global Stock: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development: Vol 21, No 9
... "present century, about one species per year" [that was very close to accurate according to IUCNs later report in 2009, so not 73,000/yr but just 1 only? Evidently for these gentlemen, math is not their strong suit, nor truth?]
May 10, 2021: Greta tells legislator
"there was no scientific study that made me come to that conclusion" that people should panic, it was just a "metaphor".
Greta the Grating wraps herself in the science flag and makes a mockery of science.
Jan 21, 2020: Greta Thunberg scolds the World Economic Forum, emissions must not just be lowered, they must totally stop immediately
She didn't mention what her plan will do--without any diesel for trucks to move food from farms to stores or to cook or heat homes tomorrow--about the starved and frozen bodies. Perhaps her idea is to dehydrate them for use in building materials?
'Our house is on fire': Greta Thunberg, 16 …
Correct but you bought into the lie and missed the real cause, Greta. You didn’t do your homework so I did it for you.
"You say nothing in life is black or white. But that is a lie. A very dangerous lie. Either we prevent 1.5 C of warming or we don’t." --Greta Thunberg
What makes them think another 0.5 C of warming would be certain doom? We are thriving now as civilizations flourished in the Egyptian, Roman and Medieval Warm Periods likely warmer than today. Ideal greenhouse temperature is 80 to 85 F and CO2 is plant food, it is employed in greenhouses up to 1500 ppm (in fact sometimes by burning natural gas), we’re at 415 ppm (Aug 2021). There are record crop yields occurring. NASA: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds
Top 10 reasons Greta is a fraud, by another Swede
All The Things Wrong With Using Greta Thunberg To Promote Climate Change Fears
A little help? Does anyone know of any extinction model formula (and data inputs) that are not hidden in darkness?
They have evidently made a conscious decision to use deception in their terror campaign and it shows in every corner of climate alarmism.
"To capture the public imagination, we have to offer up some scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements and little mention of any doubts one might have. … decide the right balance between being effective, and being honest." –Stephen Schneider, Discover Magazine
“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.“ – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation
“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony, climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment
Connecting the dots
In gathering information on climate along with numerous other topics, the big picture emerging is that our rulers and influencers are seeing that earth is in big trouble going forward but they believe we cannot be reasoned with using truth so they must control us with fear and deception. They have decided to become our saviors using lies. Greta goes for anything that terrifies her the most, making her an easy tool for them, but sometimes it is a mix. Adam Rogers followed his false 200/day claim in 1995 with a near-truth that is indeed to be feared in my opinion, a quarter million new people on earth every day. This is the root cause of all of our problems however it also makes for obscene profits. It is Greta’s real enemy, she’s just too dumb to realize it. Since 1995, an extra 2.2 billion new eaters/consumers joined us on earth. In 2014 it was reported we eat 11 million pounds of food per MINUTE. Add 600 million eaters since then to 2021. My figures are based on the U.N. World Population Dashboard numbers in 2020, and I calculated 163/minute, 9,780/hour, 234,720/day (approaching 1/4 million), 1,643,040/week, 7,135,488/month, 85,625,856/year. Those are new consumers (accounting for deaths) and they’re all going to need more mining and energy to make their phones, vehicles, store products, homes and work places. There is no way those of us out here can offset the effect of 9,780 new people per hour by recycling plastic bags or driving less or even paying carbon taxes. We either muster up some guts to face this population growth problem or we will suffer the horrifying consequences.
What can we do? What about making the pill free worldwide? I asked a woman if it has side-effects and she said yeeessss with a look that implied: How is it you could be that clueless?
So I suggest we offer $300 cash to any vasectomy volunteers as token thanks for caring about the planet.
We are running out of farmland to be able support the extra 234,720 new consumers each day without destroying forests to make room. Over 25,000 square miles of forest (species habitat) was deliberately burned in Indonesia for example to plant palm oil trees for heavy market demand. Europe is destroying forests, chopping them up to be burned as fuel and watch, they will be turned into farmland, no other choice.
Study carefully the text on the page beside this image by going to https://ourworldindata.org/land-use#how-the-world-s-land-is-used-total-area-sizes-by-type-of-use-cover
Climate alarmists are engaged in a terror campaign but avoiding the real truth. Yes, Greta, we should get out of our comfort zone but for the real reason we are breeding like rabbits. Sub-Saharan Africa expected to double by 2050, Bangladesh the size of Illinois has more people than giant Russia. Klaus Schwab says we will eat meat only as an occasional treat after the upcoming great reset why? Because land for animals produces less protein per acre than cropland for direct human consumption.
200 species per day extinct from climate change? 73,000 per year? That’s their “science”? While all the data says otherwise.
Greta owes the world an apology, do it, and until then ought to be ashamed of herself. Wake up Greta and pivot so your future can be reasonable instead of having a reputation as promoter of nonsense. Pivot to the 32,000+ living threatened species in coordination with IUCN. You could urge people to pick a species in trouble and to do gofundme’s for them, to round up friends and go there gathering information, finding out why and what can be done to protect that species.
We’re drowning in deceptions.
Try truth: World population growth rate is the real problem.
20,000 plastic bottles produced each SECOND, mentioned by Sabine Hossenfelder:
Farm resources used in 1 minute as of 8/20/2021:
Diesel: 502,653 pounds
Fertilizer: 745,162 pounds
Water: 11.1 billion pounds
Energy: 1.6 billion watt-hours
Just switch it all over to wind and solar tomorrow and outlaw diesel?