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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The world economy depends on nature, from coral reefs that protect coastal cities from flooding to insects that pollinate crops. But by the middle of the century, the loss of key "ecosystem services" could cost the world $479 billion each year.

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And that's per taxpayer! omg.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-12 01:57 PM | Reply

I am kidding.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-12 03:50 PM | Reply

Oligarch for POTUS!

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-02-12 06:01 PM | Reply

The word "could" sure gets thrown around like "certainty" around here.

#4 | Posted by homerj at 2020-02-12 06:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Saving the planet through regressive taxation and attacking conservation revenue sources. Sign me up.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-02-12 07:55 PM | Reply

Not sure who added the Bloomberg tweet when this got promoted to the front page but it certainly wasn't a part of my original post.

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2020-02-13 08:43 AM | Reply

--Not sure who added the Bloomberg tweet when this got promoted to the front page but it certainly wasn't a part of my original post.

Yeah, sure. I bet you're a Bloomy supporter trying to conceal the fact.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-13 08:47 AM | Reply

A prediction for 30 years from now, BFD

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-02-13 11:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I do love how people are still skirting around the real issue. I mean, I get it because it is a morally tough topic. But hiding the real issue behind the guise of emissions is killing the movement. The issue is overpopulation. No matter how you look at it, people want things and science has taught us that you can't create or destroy matter, only change it. So everything that is done for our wants has a repercussion in nature. The more people who want things, the more those repercussions become noticeable. More people require more fish, so more fishing is done which can destroy reefs and wildlife. Ok, that's no good so let's farm fish. Ok, but that takes electricity, adds toxins to water, etc.

Until someone comes up with a matter converter that can change things from one element to another, and then a matter gauge that identifies proportions of our atmosphere and can convert matter on a perpetually consistent, proportional scale to nature, overpopulation will continue to hurt every ecosystem on the planet. Or, a machine that can destroy matter completely and turn it into something science can't even hypothesize would work too...

But yeah, emissions r duh problim!!!!! That's much easier to put in a headline to get the people to parrot as the good little sheep they are. And it avoids the weaker-minded people from having to actually discuss the issue because when you bring up overpopulation, there is only one solution and nobody likes to talk about that.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2020-02-13 12:35 PM | Reply

--But hiding the real issue behind the guise of emissions is killing the movement. The issue is overpopulation.

Yeah, but you can't talk about that because the highest rate of population growth is in the 3rd world.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-13 01:22 PM | Reply

A prediction for 30 years from now, BFD

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-02

You must indeed be a young man to think thirty years is a long time.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-13 01:49 PM | Reply

Sniper is "young at heart." And mind. And pocket money.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-13 01:52 PM | Reply

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