Originally posted by ThomasCrowne
Relax, monkey-boy, it's going to be ok.
When I was in elememtary school the enlightened enviromentalists were scaring us to death with stories of how the earth would be a barren wasteland by
now, and as you can see, we are even greener now than we were then and the pop isn't as they told us it'd be.
1) Don't discount something because the date was off (remember in "Dante's Inferno" where the scientist had some false predictions, so they
didn't believe him and didn't get out in time)
2) Our resources ARE Strained, Soil depletion is a growing problem all around the world, especially in the Mid-west. Many farmers are beginning to
have to rely more on fertalizers and chemicals to get much yeilds.
In fact, deforestation is VERY common, and many plant species like Ginkoba and such are going on the Endangered list because of over harvesting.
In Africa they have almost NO farm land, it's all too acidic and/or too dry.
We also have the Global Warming issue, I think it was in 2000 or 1999 that scientists admitted that if too much of the Northern Ice Caps melted it
WOULD disrupt the Gulf stream, which in turn would cause either a massive blizzard in the northern climes...such as Europe, causing much distruction,
or if it happend during the summer, it would in fact bring about the second ice age. That is Fact.
And consequently something I hope for, we all could use another Ice Age...
Plus, the only environmental prediction I ever heard is the Oil one, how it was supposed to run out in like 2020, but now they moved the date back to
like 2100 because they've learned that there is more then one source of Oil, there is also A-biogenic oil, which seeps up from deeper in the
Our world has a real problem, humans take up TOO much resources then this planet can support, either we leave, and fast, or we die. Already many
nations have no food, they have no way of producing food, they have no way of getting it.
America makes plenty of food for itself, but it does use up almost all of the rest to feed china and give relief to other nations many in africa.
Plus there is a bigger consern, our demographics are edging more towards children, which means in the near future almost no one but the western world
will have the know how of how to survive with such large populations.
The entire 3rd world is going to starve or be plague infested, and a new Dark Age will come, most of the world now has no real clue of how to opperate
America and Europe's vast ammounts of Technology.
Just wait until 15 year olds start to make all the decisions as their stomachs meet their spines, it'll be like Mad Max, where there's technology,
but barely anyone knows how to do anything but upkeep it.
Food production is becoming so advanced, that that is where the New Dark Age will strike.