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Human race will be extinct in 100 years

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 03:47 AM
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I agree previous posters that the planet can carry many more of us without negatively affecting any balances.

BUT - our current lifestyle of excess, greed and bad management of resources can only lead to one outcome - and that is the eventual death of our species.

Each human being is capable of drastically altering its environment – each change made will require 100,000 years of undisturbed regeneration by our planet in order to rectify the balance – the simple changes being made by each individual every day are already enough to affect a fine balance that is the product of millions of years of natural evolution.

Our resources are finite. Human beings’ life-spans are transient and temporary when viewed in relation to other great natural structures around us. What makes us think that WE have the right to wilfully and exponentially harvest and pollute finite resources to benefit OUR little speck-of-dust-in-time existence???

I for one do hope that the planet kicks off some human fleas. She needs it. She is a unique compilation of varied and interesting life-forms, and all that we can bring to the table are artificial creations based on concrete, tar and glass, poisons, pollutants and mono-culture.

We have in less than 300 years killed off most fish-stocks in the ocean, created the great plastic garbage dump in the sea, perpetuate a huge rate of ongoing and exponential desertification per year due to over-grazing and deforestation, cut down a vast amount of the earth’s lungs, and polluted most fresh-water supplies, created nuclear radiated zones, brought countless other species to extinction or near-extinction, covered vast parts of the surface with tar, plastic and concrete, used up vast amounts of oil. The list goes on and on and on, and our effects can be seen EVERYWHERE and on a DAILY BASIS!

If this is what we have done in such a short amount of time, imagine what our effect on the planet and our fight for survival and food will be like in the next 100 years. And imagine what our planet will look like in 500 years’ time. This fact is undeniable.

Yeah sure – the humans may survive the next 100 years. But imagine then living in that grey, bleak and lifeless world of the future. Yuck. Not much of a life worth living in my opinion. From a soul-perspective, we might as well be extinct if that is our future.




posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 04:54 AM
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No, we'll still be here. We will find a way. We always do.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Don't worry about over population. The Governments of the world will find a way to kill off hundreds of millions of people, to make sure over population doesn't happen in your community.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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It's immmoral to feed humans rather than animals? Much of the grains go to animals in the factory farming industry. This then produces the meats that people consume. In the future, we will probably grow meat via cell reproduction. The farm land that would have been used to feed animals can then be used for something else. But more important, it's the empathy of the people and their awareness of each other that matters most of all. Our age is the information age. We're increasingly learning more about each other. This causes stress. Eventually, it will help to make the world a more equatable place for people (and animals) of all colors and creeds to live.

Necessity is hte mother of invention. No truer statement can be made. The efficiency of resource use on this planet is not very high. We have only scratched hte surface of what we can do.

It's a race between our choices and disaster.

But never let it be said that man has been pushed to the very edge of his potential.

It's true that we're a cancer on this planet. But it's not true that it's a foregone conclusion. There're countless resources under our feet. We just do not yet understand how to use them. There're countless places we can go in the universe, once we learn of them. Much of our problems are manufactured by ourselves, but with time we will learn better. I think this man is voicing his concerns about human extinction because he's, in part, right. But it assumes a lot of things. Its use is limited. It's a good platform to start from to create a movement.

Anyone can grab a calculator and calculate population growth figures over the coming 1000 years and see that something will have to change. A genius is not required to arrive at this conclusion. But I think that this is a case of us projecting anticipated limitations onto the future. Our population growth rate might or might not slow. It's not definitive. We cannot falsify a prediction.

Well, we can. If the prediction covers 1000 years, we have to wait 1000 years to falsify it.

That's why predictions are so useful in certain circumstances. Cannot be disproven easily. There's always that element of doubt. If you pick at it, people respond readily. They're vulnerable.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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how is it a myth? i post this all the time but it bears repeating.

compared to any other animal of a similar size we outnumber them by 1000x or more. the harbor seal for instance has a worldwide population of 5-6 million, much higher than any other species of seal. in that case, there is over 1000 humans for every single one of them.

imagine that.

i guess you can call it a myth if you think its acceptable for humans to use every square inch of the earth to compensate for our unsustainable population growth at the expense of every other species.

in 100 years, the worldwide human population has more than tripled, and like any other animal, eventually there is a tipping point where there are more animals than the ecosystem can support, and they die of starvation. for humans, we have the technological means to postpone that collapse further and further by essentially destroying nature. obviously it cant continue forever, eventually population growth has to stop, either by limiting the length of peoples lives, or by limiting their ability to produce offspring.

i think it would be better to look for a long term solution now, while there the planet is still healthy and pleasant, than to turn it into a disgusting hell hole and then worry about it.




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