we have triggered a large die-off, and that we may become victims of it as well.
How are they lying about the effects, the author only suggests it's a possibility it would be our demise. It isn't proposed to a certainty. But keep burying your head in the sand, nothing we do could possibly hurt us on a large scale! More CAFOs, more intensive agriculture, more deforestation, more overfishing, and hey, more bush meat while we're at it! We're improving the planet for future generations by doing those things actually!
I have learned most people prefer fear to reason and this is just proving my point.
So any predictions for the future that seem too negative are deemed FUD, even without real hard evidence to counter it, because you once read some FUD? Your logic has some holes in it.
"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel