>Partial repost of shit I put in another thread
The problem is here that most people on leftypol are really only knowledgeable about Marxism, and even then I doubt many have truly read Marxist works. I’ve actually been interested in biological and earth sciences my whole life, I’ve always read much about these things. People here don’t at all understand the terrifying predicament we are in, they just say “blah, blah you are a doomer” but they only say these things out of ignorance, and I believe fear. I read, particularly into the five mass extinctions in Earth’s history, the most terrifying events ever to have occurred, people here do not comprehend mankind’s peril; we are the very last of our kind for a reason, we are big animals and require much food. Five times most life was extinguished and the world was basically forced to reform; we are likely in such a time now, our current parallel most closely resembles the very worst extinction as far as we know, save for an exception, during that time it occurred on a much longer time span and there was no intelligent race leading a mode of production that encouraged the deterioration of every corner of the entire natural world
We are already in a mass extinction event, global warming hasn’t even become part of it yet, what we’re in now is a mass extinction, when global warming really kicks in we will likely end a second phase of the extinction that turns this into the Sixth Extinction, that is, of all mass extinction events this will likely become the sixth among the five worst ones; in the five worst over 75% of all multicellular life was wiped out.
So far, I think, if this becomes as bad as it can, if another life form were to examine Earth’s geological record, they’ll see a mass extinction event that begins roughly 10-15,000 years ago, greatly accelerates roughly 500 years ago, gets even faster within this century, the last, and the next, and finally a massive extinction wave starting next century or the one after it.
This is pretty fucking bad. Even without global warming we would already be damaging every single ecosystem on Earth simultaneously, with global warming this will likely become one of the worst extinction events Earth has experienced. Life will surely rebound one day, but, lmao, our entire genus has already gone extinct except for us, you have no proof we will survive this if it continues. I’m a communist because I see communism as this world’s sole hope to stop this nightmare, the people here can’t envision how bad it can get, but I can, any paleontologist could. People here think because people exist we will necessarily find a magical solution to this, this is childish thinking, humans caused the extinction event and while we are ingenious we also bring with us warfare and are nuclear armed at that. Humans may survive this century and the next, that does not make us immortal, and we can survive in a rather sorry state, it’s remarkable for a species that can conceive of their individual death to be unable to envision extinction; if people here want to run away into Marx never forget, the ruination of the contending classes is always a possible outcome, the contradiction between mankind and Nature can just as easily be resolved in humanity’s extinction as it can in communist ecology.
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