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originally posted by: ElGoobero
we are not 'extinct'; we might be considered endangered.
as mentioned, things like soil and water and trees may be managed.
what does worry me is minerals. we are constantly mining silver, gold, iron, copper etc. they can be recycled to some extent but 1) we are wasting tons of it (literally) and 2) the Earth only has a finite supply of those.
same with fossil fuels. I'm glad we're still finding oil and coal but no rational person thinks the supply is inexhaustible.
okay so we have 500 years worth in the ground. then what? and 500 years might be optimistic.
I would like to see better management. I'm no 'greenie' but recycling can be very helpful.
and I would love to see fewer impoverished families with ten kids, most of whom themselves will grow up in poverty and have ten kids of their own. how many people can Pakistan and India support? aren't they short on water and going hungry now?
originally posted by: Raggedyman
originally posted by: UndeadWarrior
a reply to: Raggedyman
What happens to resources...we mine them, we cut trees, we level entire forests, etc...interesting to see that you mention evaporation, because water is the one resource I don't see us running out of...because it doesn't "disappear"...it'll all come back in some shape or form..
So minerals evaporate, trees don't grow?
Humanity can farm, make the profits larger and watch what happens
I remember in the 70s and peak oil, what a joke that was, that resource hasn't got a peak according to some
Trees, they grow, minerals, recycle, they are already mining the rubbish tips for minerals and energy
Fishing has got pretty bad, sadly
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: stormcell
Its the lack of viable soil that will get us, neck and neck with viable water.
Its not how much land to people ratio that counts, but what it requires to market staples globally to an overly inflated population of non producers, driven by the greed of globalist driven corporations.
9 years, that how much soil we have left in many estimations, that same soil is so depleted, the food grown in it, is sorely nutrient deficient.
originally posted by: CB328
if you brought everyone in the world together and placed them in the State of Texas, there would be 1.5 feet radius of space around each person
This is so stupid I'm sick of hearing it. If you jammed everyone in Texas, everyone would be dead in a few weeks. It takes a large amount of land to feed, house, transport and employ people Most of the undeveloped land is desert, like west Texas, or mountains or covered with snow.
Reality- Due to China's one child law and the slowing down of large families since WW2 in European based (including the USA and Australia) nations. We globally are expected to see a major loss in population over the next 50 years.
originally posted by: DJMSN
a reply to: Vroomfondel
The greatest threat to humanity is not our depletion of oil or any other thousand million resources we could list. The greatest threat to humanity is humanity...PERIOD.
We as in humanity will be long gone before the resources are depleted, the only question we need answer is, will humanities end come as a result of lack of resources or as a result of our depletion of one another.