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Thrust of argument: Noam Chomsky writes 'The era of civilization coincides closely with the geological epoch of the Holocene, beginning over 11,000 years ago. The previous Pleistocene epoch lasted 2.5 million years. Scientists now suggest that a new epoch began about 250 years ago, the Anthropocene, the period when human activity has had a dramatic impact on the physical world. The rate of change of geological epochs is hard to ignore.

One index of human impact is the extinction of species, now estimated to be at about the same rate as it was 65 million years ago when an asteroid hit the Earth. That is the presumed cause for the ending of the age of the dinosaurs, which opened the way for small mammals to proliferate, and ultimately modern humans. Today, it is humans who are the asteroid, condemning much of life to extinction.'
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Yes, in the last two hundred and fifty years we have impacted our home, the rock we live on, as much as nature did in 11,000 years before that and then 2.5 million before that.

 

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Removal of resistance: I doubt you need to be that good at maths to spot the pattern. Unification: So the next handful of years may well be very very very very very crucial to all our lives and the survival of all our descendants. Let's try and all live together forever. Eh? Come on people. This is you on the spot here. This is your test.
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