(OPINION) Michael Snyder – It isn’t just the economy that is collapsing. We live at a time when our entire planet and all of the systems that it supports are in the process of failing.
There are many out there that believe that if we can just reduce global temperatures a bit that everything will be just fine, but that is a complete and utter fantasy. The truth is that everything is collapsing because of our self-destructive behavior, and we won’t be altering that self-destructive behavior any time soon.
There are others that are in a state of denial about what is happening, and they continue to promote the fairytale that everything is going to be just wonderful and that a new golden era of prosperity for humanity is right around the corner. You have to be quite delusional to believe that sort of a narrative, but there are plenty of people that do.
At this juncture, everyone should be able to see that the clock is ticking for our planet, and in this article, I am going to share several examples that underscore this point. First of all, according to a new report that was just released this week, one-third of all freshwater fish species on the entire planet is now facing extinction…
Nearly a third of all freshwater fish species are threatened by extinction, according to a new report released by 16 conservation groups on Tuesday. “The World’s Forgotten Fishes,” says that 80 freshwater species — which make up more than half of all the world’s species — have already been declared extinct, with 16 disappearing in 2020 alone. We are losing more than one species of freshwater fish a month.
That is mind-blowing. In other cases, certain populations of freshwater fish have suffered “catastrophic” population drops… Migratory populations have declined by more than three-quarters since the 1970s, while populations of larger species, weighing more than 60 pounds, have fallen by an even more “catastrophic” 94 percent, it said. READ MORE