Baxil (baxil) wrote,
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in case you're not yet hiding under the bed

Discarded plastic is strangling Earth's oceans: "25 percent of our planet is a toilet that never flushes."

Antibiotics are breeding yet more superbugs: "The TB bacillus ... has suddenly morphed into something virtually incurable. ... In a matter of days, it killed 52 out of 53 people who had it."*

Sometimes you just have to wonder if the reason we haven't been contacted by intelligent life is that the acceleration of civilization leads inevitably to self-extinction.

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* If you don't read the full article, at least take some consolation in the fact that it seems to be harder to catch than ordinary tuberculosis.
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