Sun Rising From West? Scientists Worried

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Scientists Fear
Earth "Tipping"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - UC Berkeley, California -- Scientists Fear Earth's Global 'Tipping'

According to a new report, climate change, population growth, and the destruction of natural ecosystems could push the Earth towards a "state shift" in the biosphere, a global "tipping point" that might result in mass extinction, among other things. "It really will be a new world, biologically, at that point," said Anthony Barnosky, professor of integrative biology at the UC Berkeley, and the lead author of the review paper.

Professor Barnosky explaines, "The data suggests that there will be a reduction in biodiversity and severe impacts on much of what we depend on to sustain our quality of life, including, for example, fisheries, agriculture, forest products and clean water. This could happen within just a few generations."

The report, from 22 scientists from The Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology (and first pointed out by James Fallows of The Atlantic in a post titled, "I fear this may be the most important news of 2012"), says that there's no certainty that the tipping point will happen, or when. But it's certainly possible, especially if we hit a threshold where around 50 percent of the planet's land goes to agriculture or urban purposes. Currently we're at 43 percent.

"Can it really happen?" Barnosky asks. "Looking into the past tells us unequivocally that, yes, it can really happen. It has happened. The last glacial/interglacial transition 11,700 years ago was an example of that."

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#3 Ehab AL. 2012-07-18 21:18
Subhanallah,
When the Sun rises from the West, that is one of the beginning major signs before the DAY OF JUDGEMENT. This is a reminder for me and you to change our ways before it's to late.
MAY ALLAH guide us all to the straight path
#2 Mohamed Omari 2012-07-05 10:25
I just want to thank AHMED. He's absolutely right. East or West Qur'an is the best!
#1 ahmed 2012-07-04 04:35
Well scientists will keep searching and finding u turns here and there but the Quran will be the same.It will always be perfect.
As for finding the time when the sun rises from the west, no scientist will ever be able to do it. They will just keep talking about 2012s and other theories.
That knowledge is only with Allah (subahaanahu watha aalaa)

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