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How long will planet earth sustain us for?

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:31 PM
Hello all.

What do you think will be the duration of mankind on this planet ? How long do you think we can thrive here in the current state we are at ?

Greed is the poison.

People do not care about people just themselves who are in the position of greed.

Money does make the world go round.

We need to change to progress.

It will never happen but in a parallel universe it already is!!!

We can only go so far in this current state.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:52 PM
As long as it takes for paranoid minds in charge of nuclear weapons, to all start pushing the buttons at once.

Until we, as a species, realize how fragile the base of peace in this world is....we live on the edge of extinction as we know it.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:55 PM
If not 2012, then soon
Joking, but not so much. The financial elite do not have humans or the planet in their best interest. $_$ -> ;_;

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by Scaart

Planet Earth will sustain us indefinitely.

Earth isn't the problem.

We are.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:13 PM
Considering the plumes of methane rising out of the Arctic Ocean, massive change may be coming very soon, within a decade possibly, and there will be a major die off.

The current picture is not good.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:18 PM
The planet could sustain us for a million eternities if we treated her right... If we could harmonize with nature instead of go against it we could harness natural energy and keep Earth healthy if we didn't care so much about electronic gadgets meant to still our minds.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:29 PM

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:41 PM
The problem is not the Earth. It is us. Most people cant think or look after themselves properly these days so why would they worry about the ground they walk on? Even the super rich are the same, the only diffence is the real life pokie machine they play. This place is screwed now and we cant even recognise it as a civilisation.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:19 PM
how long is a piece of string?
how much water is there in the universe?

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:24 PM
2 billion in absolute poverty? It isn't sustaining us now.

Too many people. Way too many.

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:02 PM
reply to post by FOXMULDER147

People are starving in resource rich countries...nothing to with population count and all to do with oppression.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:10 PM
If we could get rid of the ICBers, and transit into a long term sustainable economy, then we could all live on this planet.

Our current model, of concentrating populations into suburban sprawls, which basically makes us all cattle roped into a coral, is not sustainable. The social structure serves only the ICBs, driving up housing prices, increasing need to travel long distances on a continuous basis, stripping people of free time, and restricting the freedom of children, while driving down wage and salary competition, and pushing small businesses out of competition.

A culture based around small towns with local manufacturing centers, producing and consuming most goods and services locally, where emphasis is on quality, and quality of life, over competing in the rat race, would solve our problems.

Decentralize energy usage, everyone should have windmills for producing electric and pneumatic power, with bio fueled generators as back up. If average homes were spread out on one acre plots, this would be very feasible. Electric/pneumatic hybrid cars are well withing our current tech, that would use far less energy, could easily replace the extremely inefficient internal combustion engine, whose inefficiency and short life span only serves the ICBs.

All we need to find is a way to overthrow the ICB overlords, and retake control of our country, our lives, and our liberty. Work less, spend more time with our families.

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