Saturday, February 22, 2014

UFO Great Authentic Footage Must Watch Can You Explain This To Me?

UFO Great Authentic Footage Must Watch Can You Explain This To Me?

NASA UFO Footage - Incredible - 100% Real

NASA UFO Footage - Incredible - 100% Real

Ghost stories still surround Japan Tsunami

An unusual outbreak has struck Japan in the wake of the 2011 tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people—of ghosts, possessions, and exorcisms. Reverend Kaneda, the top priest at a Zen temple, says he personally exorcised several people who had been invaded by the spirits of tsunami victims, writes Richard Lloyd Parry in theLondon Review of Books. Believe the stories or don't, they can be moving and scary:
  • A farmer who flippantly visited the tsunami scene—while eating an ice cream no less—terrified his wife in the coming days by jumping down on all fours, licking the futon, bellowing all night, and saying, "Everyone must die." Kaneda scolded the farmer for acting foolishly and exorcised the spirit. "Something got hold of you, perhaps the dead who cannot accept yet that they are dead."
  • A fire station in Tagajo kept getting calls to places that were demolished by the tsunami, until the firefighters prayed for spirits of people who had died—and the calls stopped coming.
  • A Sendai cab driver picked up a sad-looking man who wanted to go to an address that had been swept away. The cab driver looked in the mirror and saw that his passenger was gone, but the driver drove there anyway and opened the door for the ghost to leave.
  • Kaneda exorcised one woman of 25 spirits that entered her one after the other. One said he was a father trying to find his daughter when the quake struck. Now he was at "the bottom of the sea," unable to swim up because "there are bodies all around me."
According to Parry, Japan's unspoken religion, the cult of ancestors, may be behind all this. Many Japanese keep memorial tablets for dead ancestors—the ihai—and consider them alive in some way. Knowing this, a book publisher who doesn't believe in the supernatural held readings of ghost stories at community centers, where locals could tell their own tales as a form of therapy. "We provide an alternative for helping people through the power of literature," he said. Click for Parry's full article. Or read about a Japanese widower who is searching the sea floor for his wife who was killed in the tsunami, at the BBC.

Source: Newser

Foo Fighters + Nazi - UFO Connection.

UFO truth, from Roswell to Nazi involvement, to the NSA and today is discussed with UFO researcher and author Richard Dolan. Sightings and officially documented experiences, military encounters with flying saucers, and the ongoing conspiracy to keep the phenomenon classified are shared, plus the connection between UFOs, the NSA and a long line of presidents are all disclosed with hot Sean Stone for Buzzsaw.

Richard Dolan is among the world's leading researchers and historians of the UFO subject. He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State volumes one and two, as well as an analysis of the future, A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact. He is a regular guest on Coast-to-Coast AM radio, has also appeared on many television specials for The History Channel, SyFy, BBC, and elsewhere. Since 2012, Richard has hosted "The Richard Dolan Show," airing on KGRA Radio every Saturday evening, from 8-11 pm EST.

In his books, articles, and many interviews, Richard has analyzed the destruction of our political liberties as a result of the UFO cover-up, the possible nature of the non-humans themselves, what their presence means for our civilization, why he believes the cover-up will end within our lifetime, and what is likely to happen after that.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

EXCLUSIVE UFO VIDEO released by UK British Government

EXCLUSIVE UFO VIDEO released by UK British Government

A cigar shaped Ufo was filmed out of a plane window over Mexico.

A cigar shaped Ufo was filmed out of a plane window over Mexico

UFO sightings cause panic in Jerusalem 2014

UFO sightings cause panic in Jerusalem 2014

Heart attack victim: 'there is an afterlife'

Did He See Heaven? Brian Miller Says He Ended Up on Heavenly Path With Dead In-Laws After Heart Stopped 45 Minutes

An Ohio man whose heart stopped for 45 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack says he ended up on a heavenly pathway lined with flowers and spoke with his dead in-laws as doctors feverishly tried to get his heart going again.
Brian Miller, 41, recently suffered a massive heart attack involving his main artery and was doing well after receiving treatment at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Ohio, according to FOX 8.
Miller's heart, according to medical staff at the hospital, went into a deadly arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation.
"His heart is just quivering in there. It's not able to pump. It's not doing anything," said Emily Bishop, Brian's ICU nurse. "He was down for close to 45 minutes."
While this was happening, however, Miller said he got a taste of heaven.
"The only thing I remember is I started seeing a light and started walking toward the light," explained Miller, who said he ended up on a heavenly path with flowers and was walking toward the light when his mother-in-law, Kay, who he had buried a week earlier stopped him.
"She was the most beautiful thing when I seen her. It was like the first day I met her. [She] looked so happy," said Miller of his mother-in-law.
"She grabbed hold of my arm and told me, 'It's not your time. You don't need to be here. We need to take you back. You have things to go home and do.'"
He said after what felt like about 15 minutes, he also saw his father-in-law, Jack.
"Her husband, Jack, was back there waving at me giving me a smile. And she just told me to go home. And walked me back," he said.
Miller's heartbeat returned after that and he recovered miraculously with no brain damage.
"There is an afterlife and people need to believe in it big time," said the father of three daughters.
Watch Miller tell his story in the video below:
Source: Christian Post

Excited about aliens on the Moon and Mercury? Here’s the kind of detail you should be looking for.

IF there were alien objects in our solar system, this is how we’d find them. With recent wild claims of secret bases being found on the Moon and monumental artworks of human heads — not to mention alien buildings — on Mercury, the prospect of such Earth-shattering discoveries is high on people’s minds. The common feature of many of these claims is the blurry and overly-contrasted images. Amid the blocks black-and-white images, it’s easy for the imagination to run wild. But the cameras now in orbit around many of our solar system’s planets offer far better views. And they’ve shown us that we really can see structures and vehicles — if they exist. This week, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a doozy.
It had all the elements a trained eye would expect: A trail. An unusual metallic object. In this case it was the Mars Opportunity Rover. And NASA knew it was there. But it demonstrates just how detailed the view of our neighbouring planets can be today. Opportunity is 1.6m long by 2.3m wide. Its wheels leave six 30cm wide tracks in the sand. But that’s not all.
Many such man-made objects have been seen on Mars. In June last year the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of an unusual object blowing in the Martian wind. It was the yellow parachute used to deliver the $2.5 billion Curiosity rover in August 2012. Which is when an even more dramatic event was captured. The parachuting of the Curiosity probe to the surface itself. Without excessive zoom, the probe was caught dangling beneath the yellow canopy as it swung down to its designated landing point. But it’s not all crisply defined edges and full-colour imagery.
When NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of the Moon back in January, another probe photo-bombed the image. NASA’s LADEE moon dust probe flashed past beneath it at almost 1600km per second. It was just 9km away. The picture (which was no accident) helps expose the limitations of capturing a clear image of a UFO mid-flight. But massive multi-story structures which fill craters are another matter altogether. We should be able to clearly see the UFOs parked in their backyards.
Unfortunately, there is no such detail showing in the hyped secret Moonbase and Mercury “discoveries”. The very fact they are as blurry and distorted as they are is what allows us to see what we want among the smears and shadows. Once a camera actually zeros in on these scenes, the outcome will most likely be the same as for the 1970s “Face on Mars”: All the excitement will collapse in a pile of rubble and dust. So remember: Seeing isn’t always believing.
Source: AU

Thursday, February 20, 2014

UFO over Nazca - The BEST Evidence EVER captured on video

UFO over Nazca - The BEST Evidence EVER captured on video.

AMAZING VIDEO - The Aldebaran Mystery Revisited.

The Aldebaran mystery presented here is reconsidered from the radically altered view of Quantum Physics takes on dramatic plausibility! Was the German ‘Vril Society’ simply making practical application of universal, free-energy Quantum-Physics technology?”
These questions and more are explored in this shocking documentary film that reveals the inside story about the Vril Society which became the inner circle of the Thule Society, who’s focus was on establishing communications with a group of Extraterrestrials, that began colonizing the planet Earth over a half billion years ago from a dieing star system know as The Aldebaran Star System.

Video: Has a ghost been caught on camera at 'haunted' pub?

Staff at one of Britain's oldest pubs believe that they may have captured something paranormal on CCTV.

The footage was taken at the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton and appears to show an eerie figure flicker in to view momentarily behind the bar. The apparition was spotted by Manager Tony Dooley when he went to investigate why the cameras had mysteriously stopped functioning at 6:18am.

"I came down and saw a glass smashed on the floor so I was instantly suspicious and went to check the CCTV and found it has stopped working," he said. "We checked the footage and it revealed this figure."

Some believe that the ghost of James Stanley, a royalist who spent the last few hours of his life in the pub before being beheaded in 1651, still resides within the building. 

Source: Manchester Evening News

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

(VIDEO) UFO Sightings in WA State kndu News.

Here is a video from a news agency talking about the sightings and how they are on the increase. While the anchorperson is covering the story they show some incredible videos apparently taken by locals and submitted to the agency. It shows several different sightings.

Top secret NAZI space program Nazi moon base 1 Nazi Ufo program

After World War II, rumors circulated that German astronauts had traveled to the moon and established a top-secret facility there. Some even speculated that Adolf Hitler faked his own death, fled the planet and lived out the rest of his days in an underground lunar hideout. Connections were also drawn between flying saucer sightings—including the famous incident near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947—with the Nazis’ alleged UFO development program. These theories form the basis of the science fiction novel “Rocket Ship Galileo,” published by Robert A. Heinlein in 1947.

AMAZING Russian military video, Cigar Shaped UFO ''Vailixi'' CNN Report

Famous Russian military video, Cigar Shaped UFO ''Vailixi'' CNN Report.

NASA Image Shows Polar Vortex Slamming Into U.S.

NASA today released this image of the polar vortex, the weird atmospheric twitch that flooded into the United States last month. The purple wavy line above that wanders down from the Arctic shows the below-average temperatures that set cold records in many states.

"The Big Chill - Blistering cold air from the Arctic plunged southward this winter, breaking U.S. temperature records. A persistent pattern of winds spins high above the Arctic in winter. The winds, known as the polar vortex, typically blow in a fairly tight circular formation. But in late December 2013 and early January 2014, the winds loosened and frigid Arctic air spilled farther south than usual, deep into the continental United States. On Jan. 6, 2014, alone, approximately 50 daily record low temperatures were set, from Colorado to Alabama to New York, according to the National Weather Service. In some places temperatures were 40 degrees Fahrenheit colder than average."

Why has the polar vortex periodically stopped doing its job over the past five years -- holding Arctic temperatures where they belong, in the Arctic -- and decided to go walkies? Put simply: no one really knows.
There's speculation that the quick warming of the Arctic is somehow affecting the wintertime actions of the polar vortex. But, experts say, not enough data has been collected yet for any solid evidence of that.
It's a bit of an atmospheric mystery that makes you want to ... shudder.
Source: Discovery News

Global warming: Warning against abrupt stop to geoengineering method (if started).

As a range of climate change mitigation scenarios are discussed, University of Washington researchers have found that the injection of sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and curb the effects of global warming could pose a severe threat if not maintained indefinitely and supported by strict reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The new study, published today, 18 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, has highlighted the risks of large and spatially expansive temperature increases if solar radiation management (SRM) is abruptly stopped once it has been implemented.
SRM is a proposed method of geoengineering whereby tiny sulfate-based aerosols are released into the upper atmosphere to reflect sunlight and cool the planet. The technique has been shown to be economically and technically feasible; however, its efficacy depends on its continued maintenance, without interruption from technical faults, global cooperation breakdown or funding running dry.
According to the study, global temperature increases could more than double if SRM is implemented for a multi-decadal period of time and then suddenly stopped, in relation to the temperature increases expected if SRM was not implemented at all.
The researchers used a global climate model to show that if an extreme emissions pathway -- RCP8.5 -- is followed up until 2035, allowing temperatures to rise 1°C above the 1970-1999 mean, and then SRM is implemented for 25 years and suddenly stopped, global temperatures could increase by 4°C in the following decades.
This rate of increase, caused by the build-up of background greenhouse gas emissions, would be well beyond the bounds experienced in the last century and more than double the 2°C temperature increase that would occur in the same timeframe if SRM had not been implemented.
On a regional and seasonal scale, the temperature changes would be largest in an absolute sense in winter over high latitude land, but compared to historical fluctuations, temperature changes would be largest in the tropics in summertime, where there is usually very little variation.
Lead author of the research, Kelly McCusker, from the University of Washington, said: "According to our simulations, tropical regions like South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are hit particularly hard, the very same regions that are home to many of the world's most food insecure populations. The potential temperature changes also pose a severe threat to biodiversity."
Furthermore, the researchers used a simple climate model to study a variety of plausible greenhouse gas scenarios and SRM termination years over the 21st century. They showed that climate sensitivity -- a measure of how much the climate will warm in response to the greenhouse effect -- had a lesser impact on the rate of temperature changes.
Instead, they found that the rates of temperature change were determined by the amount of GHG emissions and the duration of time that SRM is deployed.
"The primary control over the magnitude of the large temperature increases after an SRM shutoff is the background greenhouse gas concentrations. Thus, the greater the future emissions of greenhouse gases, the larger the temperature increases would be, and, similarly, the later the termination occurs while GHG emissions continue, the larger the temperature increases," continued McCusker.
"The only way to avoid creating the risk of substantial temperature increases through SRM, therefore, is concurrent strong reductions of GHG emissions."
Source: ScienceDaily

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ufo overTokyo

Ufo overTokyo

Ancient Alien History, and the Future of Mankind Nassim Haramein

The Sixth Extinction: Earth is on the brink of another massive loss of animal species but this time the calamity isn't an asteroid or ice age...

 There have been five mass extinction events in Earth’s history. In the worst, 250 million years ago, 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover.

Nowadays, many scientists are predicting that we’re on pace for a sixth mass extinction. The world’s species are already vanishing at an unnaturally rapid rate. And humans are altering the Earth’s landscape in far-reaching ways: we’ve hunted animals such as the great auk to extinction; we’ve cleared away broad swaths of rainforest; we’ve transported species from their natural habitats to new continents; we’ve pumped billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and oceans, transforming the climate.
Those changes are pushing more species to the brink. A 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested that 20 to 30 per cent of plant and animal species faced an increased risk of extinction this century if the planet keeps warming (though scientists are still debating these exact numbers, with some going far higher).
So what happens if the extinction rate speeds up? That’s one of the questions that Elizabeth Kolbert, the New Yorker science writer, explores in her excellent new book, The Sixth Extinction, an in-depth look at the science of extinction and the ways we’re altering life on the planet. We spoke by phone this week about the topic.
Brad Plumer: Let’s start by walking through the history of science. In the 18th century, no one even knew that there were any extinct species. How did we get from there to realising there had been five of these mass extinction events in Earth’s history?
Elizabeth Kolbert: There is an interesting history there. Up until the early 1800s, the concept of extinction didn’t really exist. Even early in the 19th century, you had Thomas Jefferson hoping that when he sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to the North-west, they would find mastodons roaming around. Mastodon bones had been unearthed – there was a very famous one unearthed in New York and displayed in Philadelphia – and people thought they must still exist somewhere.
But right around that time, a French naturalist named Georges Cuvier came to the realisation that if these animals were out there, we would have seen them by now. And that made sense of a lot of things. There were these bones that were very, very hard to explain. And more and more, as Europeans colonised the New World, they were getting bones shipped to them. It made sense of these weird nautical creatures that had been found.
So extinction actually predated the concept of evolution by about half a century – people knew that things went extinct, even though they didn’t really understand how species came into being. But there was still some debate. Cuvier thought that when extinctions happened, it must be because the Earth changed quickly and catastrophically. Why else would an animal that was perfectly suited to life on this planet go extinct? His theory became known as “catastrophism”. And Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin came along and said, “That’s ridiculous, the Earth changes slowly, we’ve never seen a catastrophe, that’s because they don’t exist.”
That paradigm persisted until the 1980s and 1990s. That was when Walter Alvarez and his father Luis came up with the theory that an asteroid impact had done in the dinosaurs. And that idea was actually resisted for the same reasons – the dominant view was that the Earth does not change quickly. But then it was proven.
And so now the prevailing view of change on planet Earth, as one palaeontologist put it, is that the history of life consists of long periods of boredom interrupted occasionally by panic. It usually changes slowly, but sometimes it changes fast, and when it does, it’s very hard for organisms to keep up.
BP: Nowadays, scientists are aware of five mass extinction events in the past, starting with the End-Ordovician Extinction 450 million years ago and up to the End-Cretaceous Extinction that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago [see graphic, right]. Is there a lot we still don’t know about what caused these events?
EK: Yes, absolutely, although it depends. I think with the dinosaurs, [the asteroid theory] is quite widely accepted at this point. There was a big paper in Science on this subject last year, although there are still a couple of holdouts.
The worst mass extinction of all time came about 250 million years ago [the Permian-Triassic Extinction event]. There’s a pretty good consensus there that this was caused by a huge volcanic event that went on for a long time and released a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That is pretty ominous considering that we are releasing a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere, and people increasingly are drawing parallels between the two events.
The very first extinction event seems to have been caused by some kind of sudden cold snap, but no one’s exactly sure how that happened. But then, with the other two, the causes of those are pretty murky and people have tried to come up with a unified theory for these extinctions, but that hasn’t worked at all. The causes seem to be pretty disparate.
 BP: At some point, scientists realised that modern-day extinction rates seem to be elevated – that species are now going extinct faster than the normal “background” rate. How did they realise this?
EK: I think a point that’s important to make is that, normally, you shouldn’t be able to see anything go extinct in the course of a human lifetime. The normal background rate of extinction is very slow, and speciation and extinction should more or less equal out. But that’s clearly not what is happening right now. Any naturalist out in the field has watched something go extinct or come perilously close. Even children can name things that have gone extinct.
So as soon as this concept of background vs mass extinction came into being in the 1980s, people realised that what we’re seeing today is not just background extinction. Now, whether you make the jump to say that a major mass extinction is going on or just an elevated extinction rate, that’s up for debate. But if you are looking at this in a rigorous way, you can see that something unusual is going on.
BP: One thing your book explores is that there’s no one factor causing modern-day extinctions. There’s hunting. There’s deforestation. There are changes in land use. There’s climate change and the acidification of the oceans. Which of these stands out as most significant?
EK: I think many scientists would say that what we’re doing to the chemistry of the oceans could end up being the most significant. One-third of the carbon dioxide that we pump into the air ends up in the oceans almost right away, and when CO2 dissolves in water, it forms an acid – that’s just an unfortunate fact.
The chemistry of the oceans tends to be very stable, and to overwhelm those forces is really hard. But we are managing to do it. When people try to reconstruct the history of the ocean, the best estimate is that what we’re doing to the oceans, or have the potential to do, is a magnitude of change that hasn’t been seen in 300 million years. And changes of ocean chemistry are associated with some of the worst extinction crises in history.
BP: Are there lessons we can learn from past extinctions that provide clues for what the current changes hold?
EK: People are trying to tease out what survived previous extinctions and ask what are the characteristics of those that survived. It’s called the selectivity of extinction events. Why did some groups survive and others didn’t? It turns out to be, 65 million years after the fact, a very, very difficult question. But speaking broadly, the species that tend to survive mass extinction events tend to be widely distributed, or groups that have a lot of species. I’m not sure whom that’s going to help today, but that seems to be the pattern.
BP: You discuss global warming in your book. And the big concern here seems to be that a lot of species are adapted to particular climate ranges and, if those heat up, some species may not be able to move or relocate fast enough to more suitable climates. How much do we really know about these dynamics?
EK: What people are finding, what the scientists that I was out in the Peruvian cloud forest with are finding, is that things move at very different rates. People have calculated how fast species would have to move to keep up with rising temperatures, whether it’s moving up a mountain or moving to higher latitudes.
And some organisms can keep up with that fantastically high pace – for example, in Peru, there was this one genus of tree calledSchefflera, which is sometimes used as a house plant, and that genus is moving really fast up the mountain. But some of the other plants weren’t moving at all, and others were moving but not nearly fast enough. So the lesson is that all those complicated relationships, which in the tropics have been pretty stable for a long time, are going to break up. And we just don’t know what the fallout from that is going to be.
BP: So you end up with pretty wide estimates for how many species could go extinct if the planet heats up this much. Some studies suggest that 20 to 30 per cent of species are at risk of extinction if the planet warms 2°C. Other scientists think those estimates are flawed.
EK: There’s still a lot we don’t know. You often hear that what we’re doing is a planetary experiment – but we only have one planet, and we can only run this experiment once. So some modelling efforts get pretty complicated. Just because a species lives in a certain climate under certain  conditions, could it live under different conditions? Or is this just where it’s maximally competitive? What happens if some of your competitors are disadvantaged? We just don’t know. Life turns out to be incredibly complicated.
BP: Most of the people in your book who study these trends tend to think that they’re horrible news. Did you come across any researchers who had a more optimistic view?
EK: Even in moments of extremes, certain organisms do thrive. They’re sometimes called “disaster taxa”. After the End Permian extinction, which was the worst mass extinction of all time,Lystrosaurus, a pig-sized animal, did phenomenally well. It was the biggest animal on the planet; you find fossils everywhere. And the question of why did it do so well? We just don’t know. But some things will thrive. Some things will thrive in an acidified ocean because all of their competitors will drop out. So undoubtedly there will be surprises. But I have not met anyone who hasn’t said we’re going to be vastly simplifying the web of life.
BP: The spread of people across continents has transported all sorts of species to new habitats – and sometimes that’s had catastrophic results, like when the brown tree snake was introduced into Guam and wiped out the native birds. Is this sort of exchange speeding up, or are there efforts to slow it down?
EK: There are certain moments of time where you see a huge exchange of species. After Columbus arrived in the New World, there was this huge exchange. And as global travel becomes very rapid, that speeds up exchanges. Organisms that couldn’t survive on theMayflower could survive in a modern supertanker or plane and get transported from one continent to another. So we’ve ratcheted things up a notch.
We don’t do as much purposeful moving of species as we used to – where we’ve decided we’d like to have this bird in a new place. We’ve done a lot to prevent that. You’re not supposed to just take a bird from South America and release it in Australia. But the unconscious transport of species, I think there’s no doubt that is increasing dramatically as the sheer amount of cargo increases. And it can still have devastating effects. Look at the Asian carp, working their way toward the Great Lakes. There’s the Asian longhorn beetle, a recent invader causing tremendous damage to forests in America. There’s the emerald ash borer, quite a recent one, which has led to signs in the North-east [of the US] telling people not to move firewood, to avoid moving these invaders around. There are zebra mussels, which recently moved into Massachusetts, taking over lakes there. The disease that’s killing off bats in the North-east and in the DC area, that’s an invasive pathogen that was brought in, it’s a fungus. We can name one thing after another. And I’m sure if we have this conversation a year from now, there will be new ones that we know about.
 BP: What about attempts to save species from extinction? What are some of the more interesting efforts you encountered?
EK: A lot of them involve zoos or conservation organisations. There are these really fascinating and pretty ugly animals called hellbenders – big salamanders that could feature in a horror movie. They are very endangered, and what people are trying to do is raise them to a certain size at the Bronx Zoo, and then repopulate streams in upstate New York. Also at the Bronx Zoo there’s an amazing project with this endangered bird [the maleo] from an island in the Pacific. It lays enormous eggs that have to be incubated in volcanic soil. They bury the egg and the egg is warmed by volcanic activity in the area, which is just amazing. So the zoo is trying to make an incubator that mimics these volcanic soils. Then they trick the birds, by taking away their eggs so that they lay another. And there are hundreds and hundreds of these efforts.
BP: Don’t these sorts of efforts tend to favour “charismatic” animals over things like tiny organisms in the ocean that could affect entire food webs?
EK: Yes. We only see what we see. And we don’t know where the link is that may turn out to be crucial, because we’re not participating in the food web at that level of specificity. The scary thing is when scientists find organisms at the bottom of the food chain that can’t survive under conditions that we predict will occur in the next century or so. That has happened. Then you can potentially get big knock-on effects on the food chain. If you talk to marine scientists, that’s what they’re worried about. You might be able to raise that pteropod in a tank, but it really doesn’t matter. Because we’re talking about things that exist on a massive scale. Too numerous to count. That’s what keeps the food chain going.
BP: What’s the big thing you took away after writing this book?
EK: It’s one very sobering thought: many of our best qualities as humans – our creativity, our cleverness, our cooperation, the fact that we can work in these huge societies, and pass knowledge on from generation to generation – those things can turn out to be damaging. It’s not just that we go out and poach things, although that’s a problem. We’re smart and inventive and we can change the planet by doing things that have no evil intent. For example, going on vacation and bringing a bat fungus from Europe completely unintentionally. So it’s not always clear how you would separate out what we do just by being human from what we do that has all of these unfortunate side effects. µ
Source: © The Washington Post