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They fact checked "Humans are not causing a massive 6th extinction" as false.

So we are causing an extinction as big-ish as the last 5 and that's settled science? Not allowed to debate?

That's why you can't trust fact checkers.

And a big wow lie from the fact checkers, it implies he wants coal fired stoves.

“Our work has shown much higher cancer risk from coal-burning stoves compared to wood-burning stoves”

Noone anywhere is suggesting people go to coal fired stoves. What a lie, clearly he is talking electric stoves, which is know as fact would save hundreds of thousands of lives yearly if people went to. This is a huge push in the NGO's dealing with health.

Original article -

https://wattsupwiththat.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Schel...




The Wikipedia article uses pretty strong language

"The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch (with the more recent time sometimes called Anthropocene) as a result of human activity."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction

It also has a lot of references. You can always debate scientific results, but for many topics you need to be an expert in the field and bring some serious data to support your opinions if you don't want to be laughed out of the room. Most "debates" don't feature that kind of argument.


Obviously I'm cherry picking, but here's a explanation why we aren't

Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/06/the-ends...

Pretty pic with info on the first 5 - https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2019-11/file-20191111-17...

Doing a quick literature review I'm not seeing much at all on the "Sixth Mass Extinction". There are mostly the same articles from wiki.

No one is doubting we are extincting species at a rate far beyond anything normal. This is nothing to do with a Sixth Mass Extinction though, that's many steps up.

What international bodies recognise it? Do we have any data on how many scientists agree?




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