For your information, that 50 year count to save the animals and vegetation on earth started at 1994. The time is now 2016.
“We can project with some accuracy the end of the natural world as we knew it (at that time). If we still do nothing, it may soon be too late to do anything…”
…The destructive processes man has set in motion resemble a cancer. If not stopped in time, the process cannot be reversed.”
(Considering the lost time so far, we have lost 22 years. That leaves the world to save it. However, the time line has now disappeared to only 28 years left.)
NOTE: A number of scientists, for the first time in history, have started counting, including related information, and recording animals, insects and all other creatures, etc. before the world of creatures disappears.
“…We [were] in a window of historic time during which it (was) possible to act. We estimated the window at 50 years. (Still?). If we do nothing it may soon be too late to do anything. In this sense, the people who are alive today are critical to the future of the world.”
(Now, however, the date is 2016. Today, though, the time has moved on and only 28 years are left. It means that saving animals and plants will be extremely difficult by 2044. But so far, there is nothing on the horizon that would show anything but planet Earth in distress.)
“…If nothing is done by us, our descendants will have few options. We project with some accuracy the eventual end of the natural world as we know it. That is, no trees. No wildlife. climate change so radical the tropics have migrated to the North Pole.”
“Yes, people will survive. But they will leave in the future equivalent of caves, insulated from the environment. And these people may curse our generation for its indifference.”
“Extreme? Yes. But the data exist and they are hard to argue with. The long-term picture may not be pretty, but it’s accurate.”
JAN BEYEA, a physicist, one of 9 Ph.D. scientists in the Audubon Science Division. This division has 24 members in this section of research.