The Biblical Prophecy of a Dying Earth: Researchers Say the Sixth Mass Extinction is Here and Happening Rapidly

PALO ALTO, Calif — Animal and plant species are disappearing at alarming rates, scientists say — faster than at any time since the disappearance of the dinosaurs.

Wild bees are one of hundreds of rapidly disappearing species. Photo by Betty Shelton

According to Stanford researcher Paul Ehrlich, a new mass extinction event has arrived on planet Earth, and in the balance is humanity itself.

“[The study] shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event,” Ehrlich said in a press release.

The study relies on a range of fossil records, which researchers used to calculate both the current extinction rate and the background rate. The background rate is the rate at which species can be expected to regularly expire — the unavoidable costs of a competitive biological world.

The current extinction rate — like the rate of previous mass extinctions — is a divergent rise in the number of extinctions, as a result of external factors like habitat loss and climate change.

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away- Hosea 4:3 (KJV).

Researchers mostly agree that extinction rates have risen — but to what degree? In order to prove the arrival of the sixth mass extinction, Ehrlich and his colleagues compared the most conservative of the current extinction rate estimates to the most aggressive background rate.

Even in doing so, the calculations show an accelerating current extinction rate in line with past mass extinctions.

“We emphasize that our calculations very likely underestimate the severity of the extinction crisis, because our aim was to place a realistic lower bound on humanity’s impact on biodiversity,” the researchers write in their new study, published this week in the journal Science Advances.

The scientists blame habitat loss, invasive species, climate change and pollution for the mass extinction’s arrival.

Crops are dying due to drought

But they say it’s not too late to put the environment back on the right path.

“Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species,” the authors write, “and to alleviate pressures on their populations — notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change.”

Source: UPI

This is not CLIMATE CHANGE.  God built this earth to sustain a multitude beyond number. The simple fact is, the earth is dying just as we were told in prophecy!

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness- 2 Peter 3:13 (KJV).

Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:-Psalm 102:25-26 (KJV). 

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away- Hosea 4:3 (KJV).

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him- 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV).

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PROPHECY:

”..keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…”-1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV). 

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:- 2 Peter 3:5 (KJV).

Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:-Psalm 102:25-26 (KJV).

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away- Hosea 4:3 (KJV).

The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish – Isaiah 24:4 (KJV).

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken- Luke 21:26 (KJV).

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea- Revelation 21:1 (KJV). 

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. -2 Peter 3:10 (KJV).

For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain –  Isaiah 66:22 (KJV).

Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven – Hebrews 12:26  (KJV).

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.-  Isaiah 65:17 (KJV). 

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