Last Hours: A Final Wakeup Call For Humanity

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Last Hours: A Final Wakeup Call For Humanity

Last Hours: A Final Wakeup Call For Humanity
Thu, 10/17/2013 - by Thom Hartmann

This 10-minute film describes a terrifying science-based scenario where runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of methane from melting arctic ice, northern tundra and vast undersea clathrate pools. Here’s the devastating part: the melting of these trillions of tons of carbon is already underway.

The film documents how our planet has experienced five major extinctions in geologic history and how our prolific production of greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a sixth mass extinction. “If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster beyond the ability of the human species to adapt,” says the narrator.

Earth is sending us an urgent and unmistakable message, one that we ignore at our own peril. Failure to drastically slash carbon emissions now could mean the end of humanity.

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