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All things 6th extinction: FACTOR "Y"

Discussion in 'Factor X' started by Jack Kruse, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Jack Kruse

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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Digital disruption = 6th extinction.

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  3. PubMed: Penetration of ultraviolet radiation in the marine environment. A review.

  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Interesting way of putting it.........since we are made from viral marketing I cannot disagree with his point.
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    Are you getting enough minerals? A new theory suggests most of Earth’s mass extinction events could have been caused by a lack of essential trace elements in the world’s oceans, causing fatal deficiencies in marine animals, from plankton to reptiles.

    Earth has been hit with five mass extinction events. The two most dramatic ones had pretty clear causes. The dinosaurs were probably wiped out 66 million years ago thanks to a massive meteor falling on modern-day Mexico, while the end-Permian extinction, which wiped out 90 per cent of species 252 million years ago, was probably the result of massive volcanoes in Siberia.

    But that leaves three other mass extinctions, with no agreed cause.

    “It’s a complex scenario,” says John Long from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He says there are probably a lot of causes conspiring to drive these mass extinctions. But his latest work suggests fluctuations in essential minerals in the ocean could be an important, and so-far completely unexplored, cause.

    Essential selenium
    Earlier this year, researchers discovered that periods when the ocean had high levels of trace elements – like zinc, copper, manganese and selenium – seemed to overlap with periods of high productivity, including the Cambrian explosion, when most groups of living animals first appeared.

    Now they have shown that drops in these elements correlate well with major extinction events. Long and his colleagues did this by focussing on selenium, one of the best-studied trace elements. They found that at the end of the Ordovician, Devonian and Triassic periods – when the three unexplained mass extinctions occurred – selenium levels in the ocean dropped two orders of magnitude lower than their current levels. That puts them well below the amount thought to be critical for all animals.

    “The essential trace elements – they’re called essential because without them we die,” says Long. “Life is such a delicate balance between getting the right amount of these things.”

    Extinction number six
    “We’re not saying this is the whole answer, we’re saying it’s another factor that correlates with these mass extinctions,” says Long.

    These fluctuations in trace elements could have had a number of causes. One theory is that, at times when atmospheric oxygen levels were rising, more minerals may have oxidised on land and then washed into rivers and the ocean. So drops in oxygen could have caused the mineral deficiencies.

    Or reduced tectonic activity could be to blame. When tectonic plates are moving around, they throw much more mineral-rich sediment into the ocean, says Long. “We don’t know – we don’t have a handle on a lot of these things yet.”

    Andrew Glikson at the Australian National University in Canberra says it’s not clear why some of these extinctions would be so abrupt, if gradual drops in trace elements caused them. “However, in order to constrain these possibilities, the precise age of the mass extinctions need to be determined,” he says.

    Long says a depletion in selenium usually starts millions of years before a mass extinction actually happens, but the one we’re about to live through is something different. “We’re living in a period where we’ve got selenium at high levels,” he says. “We are on the verge of the sixth mass extinction because of what us bloody humans are doing to the place. It’s got nothing to do with selenium.”

    Journal reference: Gondwana Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2015.10.001
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  7. ssj3

    ssj3 Silver

    @Christos From your uni... someone who maybe interesting to talk with...
  8. Christos

    Christos New Member

    Thanks for the reference
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  10. Nicolaj Sølvsten

    Nicolaj Sølvsten New Member

    Do you see a way out of this? Will living optimally sustain life or is it just a matter of time before not even living optimally can save us?
  11. Jack Kruse

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    The new birth rate numbers are out, and they're a disaster. There are now only 59.6 births per 1,000 women, the lowest rate ever recorded in the United States. Some of the decrease is due to good news, which is the continuing decline of teen pregnancies, but most of it is due to people getting married later and choosing to have fewer children. And the worst part is, everyone is treating this news with a shrug.

    It wasn't always this way. It used to be taken for granted that the best indicator of a nation's health was its citizens' desire and capacity to reproduce. And it should still seem self-evident that people's willingness to have children is not only a sign of confidence in the future, but a sign of cultural health. It's a signal that people are willing to commit to the most enduring responsibility on Earth, which is raising a child.

    But reproduction is also a sign of national health in a more dollars-and-cents way. The more productive people you have in your society, the healthier your country's economy. It's an idea that was obvious back in the 17th century, when economist Jean Bodin wrote "the only wealth is people."

    Today we see the problems wrought by the decline in productive populations all over the industrialized world, where polities are ripping each other to shreds over how to pay for various forms of entitlements, especially for old people. The debates play out in different ways in different countries, but in other ways they are exactly the same. That's because they are ruled by the same ruthless math: The fewer young, productive people you have to pay for entitlements for old, unproductive people, the steeper the bill for the entire society becomes. This basic problem is strangling Europe's economies. And while the United States is among the least bad of the bunch, it is still headed in the wrong direction.

    It doesn't have to be this way. While the evidence for government programs that encourage people to have more children is mixed, the fact of the matter is that in contemporary America, 40 percent of women have fewer children than they want to.
    There is no reason for the United States to have a weak birth rate — and it is a national emergency that it does.

    Yet no one seems worried. And that might be the biggest worry of all.


    My commentary: They don't seem to know what this truly means........infertility is one of the first main obvious steps in extinction level events. It begins with local country wide fertility issues and then proceeds to global issues. Getting pregnant in the USA now requires drugs and doctors for the vast majority. No one seems to see it, but I do.

    What does pseudohypoxia (low NAD+) mean to our mitochondria and hormone hormone panel? The cost of a high aerobic capacity is low fertility when energy drops in the environment. This is why the pregnenolone steal syndrome exists and why males suffer low testosterone and females have an upside down PG/E2 ratio. It is not what the anti-aging docs think. Cortisol over sex steroid production is due to the use of oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor in human mitochondria in a really bad light environment. Lack of catalase (H2O2) and AM UV/IR light fuel this low fertility. Artificial light makes fertility doctors rich and busy because ladies cannot get pregnant.

    Life is designed to be as predictable as a pair of dice and this is why eukaryotes stole a bacteria and turned it into a mitochondria and why plants and algae did the same with a chloroplast 50 million years earlier. It allowed cells to make better predictions using solar light.

    What does full spectrum sunlight destroy naturally? UV light lowers adrenalin the stress hormone of the sympathetic nervous system while its photons re zip collagen that cortisol release at 4AM began to unwind to wake our body and mind up at dawn from sleep. This regenerates us and keeps us from and extinction.
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  12. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Among other things I would try to reform is the way people pay for their college education.
    There should not be college loans at all.
    People willing to study should either have a cash or find company that would fund their education in exchange for compulsory work in their place.
    That would:
    produce graduates having useful education and ready job.
    Laws should be changed to incentivize companies for long range planning.

    That is how I paid for my college.
    First I had to pass tests and be better that other 5 girls/guys that were applying for (study+work) program.
    Not everybody is college material.

    Family life should be supported.
    Single girl with numerous children have much lower chances in today's economy.
    That status should not be supported financially by government (as it is now).
    Single young men, often not perfect, have no chance to have family life when he have to compete with that government subsidy.

    those who do not have to work, spend more time outside on the sun, have less problem getting pregnant.

  13. lohd2015

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  14. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    To support growing population in Africa, Middle East and other high growth places,
    USA should increase free medical support in those places.
    That is where future of humanity lies.
    Southern Africa haplogroup will be reinforced.
    Wonder if that may have any effect.

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