Another chilling report by Thom Hartmann who quotes Sam Carana’s blog “The Arctic-news blog”  about our unfolding extinction event obviously prompted by Dr. James E. Hansen’s latest paper.
Mass Extinction Is Closer Than You Know // Published on Mar 24, 2016
‘Climate change is real, of course, but two new scientific papers out this past week say that it’s happening a hell of a lot faster, and in a more dangerous direction, than scientists were even considering as a worst-case scenario just a few years ago. We need a rapid worldwide shift away from fossil fuels now – not even a decade from now, but today – and if we don’t get started, we, too, may go the way of the dinosaurs.’
Thom posits that: ” If we to don’t get started we too might go the way of the dinosaurs”. Thom fails to grasp the 10 to 20 year lag in cause and effect.
Whilst Thom discusses the methane threat, he gives no reason why we won’t go extinct. We are emitting carbon at the rate of 10 times more than the PETM extinction. Games up folks, now the only debate is around how much time we have. Notice how many of these kinds of articles are being published just recently?
When not if the arctic methane lets go it will be game over for this ecosystem in a very short time frame.
Professor Guy McPherson collaborated with Pauline Panagiotou Schneider to develop this eventuality from a book Guy wrote called ” Going Dark” into a documentary available on You Tube.
Guy will be visiting NZ in November to speak about this
 Sams post is titled, February Temperature, SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016.
The best reported extinction event of the big six.
THE EXTINCTION CRISIS
“It’s frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day . It could be a scary future indeed, with as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century”