Will California rejection of a proposed ocean desalination plant help delay the next earth extinction?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: California agency unanimously rejects proposed desalination project, reported “the opposition from environmentalists who said drawing in large amounts of ocean water and releasing salty discharge back into the ocean would kill billions of tiny marine organisms that make up the base of the food chain along a large swath of the coast.”

I surmise most people on earth are not aware of the scientific reasons for the five earth extinctions that have occurred in the million years history of earth were caused by earth warming and oxygen depletion which has been occurring in rapidly rising rates in the past century.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb, Biblical verse, and an idiom to consider the wisdom or folly of this conundrum.

King Solomon

Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come? (
(Ecclesiastes 8:7)

Bible Verse

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)

Idiom screw up

1. verb to make a big mistake or blunder; to mishandle or ruin something.

What’s My Point?

Based on current science knowledge and studies to identify reasons for the previous five earth extinctions that have occurred, while “mankind” wisdom will not know for certain the future according to the proverb, we can however, discern knowledge of what occurred in the past.

In other words, mankind has “screwed up”: management role given to us by our Creator based on the scientific knowledge of recorded higher temperature, deforestation, pollution in oceans and number of dead seas in just the past century.

In My Opinion,

Sadly, based on what I read this morning in various articles in the Source Links below, about the causes of the previous five earth extinctions, the present animal extinctions statistics, and the ocean dead zones, King Solomon’s wisdom that we will not know for certain the future.

However, based on scientific studies of what is occurring now on earth, “mankind” has royally “screwed up” our role to rule over the earth.

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

If after reading, is it possible that based on the current scientific evidence, that the sixth earth extinction is “now well underway?”

Regards and goodwill blogging

Chicago Tribune -News Nation


What caused Earth’s biggest mass extinction?


ResearchGate – A Plan to Halt the Global Extinction Crisis


The Free Dictionary – Screw up