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originally posted by: CaticusMaximus
originally posted by: Orionx2
The question is "is it really a bad thing?" Sure we may loose some ocean front property, that is already over priced, but what happens if there is millions of acres of new useable land and we can have shorter shipping lanes? Humans will adapt.
My God you people are so mind bogglingly ignorant, yet so smug.
You have no idea how little you know.
It will most likely all be over by then.
Ill give you a relative time-line:
-Perpetually increasing CO2 levels (occurring now).
-Year over year ice decline in Arctic (occurring now).
-Ice free end of summer Arctic (happening soon).
-Massive increase in thermal absorbtion in Arctic ocean.
-Gigatons of frozen CH4 hydrates already in a precarious position upon the Arctic sea bed destabilize due to seemingly minor heat changes.
-Global average temperatures increase 5 - 10C in a matter of several years due to the incredible thermally insulative properties of CH4.
-Earth rapidly restabilizes into its most stable heat zone (~+10C from here), and never returns within time spans relative to the human experience.
-Most plants on Earth die due to the rapidity of the temperature shift. This includes most, or all, of large scale harvested plants. Moving them is impossible because it would require the moving of all the soil as well down to 6, or more, feet, for millions upon millions of acres.
-With nothing to eat, all livestock dies.
-With most plants and all livestock dead, with nothing to eat, most humans die.
-Civilization collapses with few survivors.
-Oceans become hot. Very hot. Ancient HS2 producing bacteria return to the warm waters that have been acidified, warmed, and decreased in oxygen; their ideal environment.
-HS2 becomes a common atmospheric component as billions of tons of it is rapidly produced.
-All complex ocean life dies.
-All complex terrestrial life dies.
-The Earth is left mostly lifeless, save for HS2 resistant/tolerant simple lifeforms.
You all think youll be around forever... that your children will proceed you, and their children them, and so on, and humanity will go out to the stars to consume more worlds and replicate more of itself until the end of time, because those are the stories you have been told, and tell yourself.
But they are nothing but stories.
The reality is that 99.9% of you reading this are young enough to live naturally to see the end of your world, and the extinction of, perhaps, the most diverse, amazing living ecosystem in the galaxy, and for all we know, the universe. You will all live to see its destruction, and your own ends.
The question is not some dullards debate about whats good or bad in the context of heinous ignorance of the facts.
The question is one of defining yourself in the face of your own impending demise, and the knowledge that you will have no physical legacy that you leave behind, except for humanities collective legacy - one of heavy metals, toxic inorganic compounds, concentrated radioactive waste, plastics, and death.
How will you act? How will you proceed? Its almost time to go. Who do you choose to be at the end, when there are no more consequences?
The game is ending. Your character is about to die. 20 years I tell you, will seem to pass in the blink of an eye.
The question is an existential one. Time is running out, faster than almost all of you can comprehend.
In the presence of Death, in the face of Truth, with Eternity itself as witness, when asked "Who are you?", when asked "What are you?", how will you respond?
The most important day of your life is the day you die. Prepare for it, because itll be here sooner than you think.
originally posted by: Staroth
a reply to: lostbook
Earth's atmosphere is traveling back in time
And so are its people!
originally posted by: Snarl
originally posted by: intrptr
Who's scared of fitty or a hunnerd years from now, we'll all be dead.
In a hundred years, more than 7 billion people will die. And ... it won't be from global warming.
originally posted by: lostbook
Interesting read here concerning Globsl warming. Appareantly, we've just passed the dreaded 400 parts per million for Carbon Dioxide this past May 23. Humanity hasn't seen this level of CO2 in the atmosphere since the Pliocene Era; a period when the Arctic was covered in forests and the oceans were 16 to 131 feet higher than present times.
Should we worry? What says ATS?
originally posted by: ImmortalLegend527
My only proof is what the Universe tells me.
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
originally posted by: ImmortalLegend527
oil to earth is like oil to a car,it will break down if it gets overheated and thats whats happening...
Mighty big claims. Got any proof?