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I agree. When nature signs the peace accord and we're all dancing and holding hands i'll start to worry about the next million years. Right now nature is an awesome force and we should be focusing on surviving and getting ahead while we can not on bowing before her excellency and asking for forgiveness. Forgiveness for WHAT? She's been killing us and and causing havoc since we can remember. Not to mention she's indifferent. Crocodile tears mean nothing to me.
Originally posted by IronArm
I think the whole George Carlin thing stikes a chord with me. Honestly, who are we to think that we are capable of screwing up something like our planet all on our own? If anything if going to kill us, it will be us, not the Earth acting in retaliation. Its boggling to think, we are truely not a huge deal in the span of millions/billions of years of everything else that the Earth has had to deal with. A meateor the size of a state wipes out a tonne of life, and we are worried that some gas is pushed out of chimneys. Not saying being 'green' is a bad thing, I really appreciate being able to breathe more air than smoke, but still kinda futile in the grand scheme of things.
War will always exist. There'll always be a nutjob to throw us in a spin. Us humans will continue to get better and expand our wealth whether scienctists say it's so or not. The desire to go on and make things and have babies and see the universe are simply too strong. We will simply take our wars and our ills with us wherever we go. We wll get better too. We will conquer diseases and behaviors that once plagued us. But as we smash down one enemy another will pop up.
Originally posted by mikeybiznaz
read through the comments and not stopping at each post to to offer opinion de'sure, You know it just doesnt matter which demographic causes the OP's disaster its that likely it will happen. IMO mankind hasnt evolved from the warrior mantality and is drifting away from spirituality not tward it. Preasent day Enlightenment hardly counts. Where did I read that in the next 50 yrs it will take the amount of food previously produced in the last 8,000 yrs to feed mankind. Wages coming up in 3rd world countries and their better lifestyle is the reason and population expanding to an estimated 9 billion. Again in 3rd world countries with the better lifestyle. It doesnt take a "Rocket Scientist" to figure out the consiquences and implications....."I say Bring it" because the human race isnt going forward, Microsoft and the Internet doesnt count as Human Evolution. We still War with our selves. There cannot, again IMO, be a transfer of new energy from any higher power or Paradigm while we still war and feed our greed from our own race. please forgive and spelling as I have someplace to go right now!!! thanks for reading my comments
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
This is such an amazing world we live in. And honestly, it's a very resilient world in my opinion. I think the only reason why it would be at risk due to man at this stage in the game is because we are everywhere in large numbers with crazy amounts of ecological disasters happening on an annual basis. In other words, we very well might be the cause of the next mass extinction event...
(visit the link for the full news article)
what effect does a few thousand pissed off people have on 10 people making a billion dollars a year triggering the earthquakes and polluting our air?
Besides, take note of this, your computer you type on, a by-product of cracking raw oil. The power to run it? Coal, Nuclear, Wind, whatever, that requires oil and gas for the production of even the "green" projects. How do you get to work? Bus? Car? All require a massive sum of oil.
We can't escape it, so it may as well just be a fact of life, if we are screwed, we are screwed. Paranoia gets us nowhere waaaay too fast.
Thats why I'm teaching my kids how to survive in the wild, build fires, shelter, hunt.
If we go back to year zero, no one will be left after a 20 years anyway, because its rare to find someone who knows how to live.
Originally posted by discolo
Whose to say humans didn't cause the last extinctions? Is that not what a lot of these prophesies tell us?
The authors admitted to weaknesses in the study. They acknowledged that the fossil record is far from complete, that mammals provide an imperfect benchmark of Earth's biodiversity and further work is needed to confirm their suspicions.
Originally posted by MrWendal
I think it is just common sense that man will be the cause of the next mass extinction event. Can you name one thing man has not destroyed at one time or another? It seems to me that destruction is our nature.
...in the last five centuries, at least 80 out of 5,570 mammal species have bitten the dust, providing a clear warning of the peril to biodiversity.
"It looks like modern extinction rates resemble mass extinction rates, even after setting a high bar for defining 'mass extinction," said researcher Anthony Barnosky.