You know how we wax whimsically here about how climate cycles have been going on on this planet long before the advent of the Industrial Revolution? How there's a reason why glacier-smothered-from-coast-to-coast Greenland got its name "Greenland," and there couldn't have been any man-made "carbon emissions" to bring about that earlier bout of "global warming," which was followed by a cooling period, and then a warming period (only recently concluded), and now we're headed back into another cooling period, and so on? Hence the term "climate cycles"? Thus conclusively discrediting the ridiculous, stunningly arrogant notion that the mere existence of modern human civilization is a "threat" to "destroy the planet"?
The emerald Chicken Littles have got that covered now, as, in their Narrative, not only are we "destroying the planet" by simply living on it now, we've been destroying it since the Garden of Eden itself:
Human hunting and farming has been linked to an ecosystem shift on Earth about six thousand years ago that affected how terrestrial plants and animal species coexisted, according to a study in the "science" journal Nature.
"Life has an amazing capacity to respond to change and adapt, but it appears that in just a short amount of time, we've disrupted that," said one of the "scientists" involved in the study, without explaining what the alternative was for humans at the time.
Oh, that's an easy one: Humans at the time should have just laid down and died to provide a fresh source of protein for the paired animals and plants and to, you know, "save the planet".
The study found those two human activities reached a tipping that appeared to change the natural world, said Smithsonian magazine. The study published on Thursday was led by S. Kathleen Lyons of the Evolution [There's her first problem] of Terrestrial Ecosystems program at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural "History". Researchers examined 359,896 pairs of plants and animals at eighty sites as they sought to find out if the pairs were living together or segregated in some way, said a news release from the University of California, Merced.
"The surprise discovery was that....it was more common for species pairs to occur together – to aggregate on a landscape – than it was for them to segregate. Then the pattern flipped around six thousand years ago in North America," said Kim Cutlip of Smithsonian.com.
"Around the same time the human population was expanding and becoming dependent on agriculture, plant and animal communities shifted to a pattern dominated by segregation," she said.
I'm tempted to say, "So?" Instead, I will focus in on that time interval - six thousand years. Six thousand years ago something happened to bring about this "change in the natural world". Being both filthy heathen atheists and flaming h8ters of their own "species," these morons congenitally blame "human activities" for it.
Might I, however, suggest an alternative explanation?:
Now Earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and Earth was filled with violence. God looked on Earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon Earth.
Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for Earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with Earth. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon Earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on Earth shall perish. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark — you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.” Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
True, that was only about 4,500 years ago, not six thousand. But "scientists" can't assign forensic aging for shit anyway, and wouldn't recognize actual history if it were <ahem> thumping them in the face.
I'll leave you all with a surprisingly insightful bit from the late George Carlin on this subject. Yes, he gets the time scale wrong, and yes, he was a Christ-hater to the bitter end (so far as we know), but on this subject he was pretty close to the metaphorical pin.