Elephant extinction will raise carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere: As ecosystem engineers, forest elephants’ dining habits are climate-friendly 

Forest elephants engineer the ecosystem of the entire central African forest, and their catastrophic decline toward extinction has implications for carbon policy.

Source: Elephant extinction will raise carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere: As ecosystem engineers, forest elephants’ dining habits are climate-friendly — ScienceDaily

BOOM! Fossil Fuel Combustion and the Mother of All Economic Busts 

William Catton focussed on what follows a boom in the human population. He spelled out the scenario in his 1980 book, Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. As one reviewer put it, “Catton believed that industrial civilization had sown the seeds of its own demise and that humanity’s seeming dominance of the biosphere is only More

Source: BOOM! Fossil Fuel Combustion and the Mother of All Economic Busts – CounterPunch.org

India’s wild tiger population jumps to almost 3,000: census – Raw Story

India’s wild tiger population has increased by more than 30 percent in just four years, according to a new census released Monday, raising hopes for the survival of the endangered species. The census found 2,967 tigers in the wild across the country, up from 2,226 four years ago in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed […]

Source: India’s wild tiger population jumps to almost 3,000: census – Raw Story

We Have Already Entered The Sixth And Final Era Of Our Universe 

The Universe is not the same today as it was yesterday. With each moment that goes by, a number of subtle but important changes occur, even if many of them are imperceptible on measurable, human timescales. The Universe is expanding, which means that the distances between the largest cosmic structures are increasing with time.

Source: We Have Already Entered The Sixth And Final Era Of Our Universe | Portside

Winston Ewert explains why the mind is not a computer

“An abstract mathematical device cannot experience qualia or consciousness. If they could, we would expect mathematical formulas like the quadratic formula or the area of a sphere to experience consciousness. But that seems absurd, so we must conclude that a computer cannot exhibit consciousness. Pu

Source: Winston Ewert explains why the mind is not a computer | Uncommon Descent