posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:51 PM
This is, and is not, a Doom and Gloom thread. I just want to address the issues. I will try to address each one in turn. First of all, the two main
It has been said plenty of times that the earth can only provide so much resources. GMO crops can only do so much to feed the populace and produce
non-viable seeds and non-GMO crops are venerable to various calamities, from funguses, insects and drought.
The arable land upon which to grow crops has been compromised, by various governmental regulations as to how it is managed, causing many who would
farm to avoid it. Warfare has made being a farmer in certain parts of the world even more dangerous. And of course we have natural and man caused
disasters adding to the mix. Everything from too many chemicals in the ground or water to growing arid areas…multiple dust bowls so to speak,
Floods, Hurricanes/Tornados. The lack of rain or too much of it.
There are various arguments as to how to meet the growing populace energy needs. Nuclear, Solar, Oil/Natural Gas, Wind, Hydro, etc, etc, etc.
The problem here is that Nuclear power produces waste that cannot be neutralized anytime soon. Wind and Solar power also produce toxins in the
manufacture of the devices and to top it off, they have to be HUGE to adequately produce enough power, thusly impacting the environment in a negative
manner. Hydro seems to be the way to go, but water tables are lowering throughout the world. So there is another problem to deal with. Those who look
to Oil and Natural Gas are just postponing the inevitable as those resources run out over time. How much time we have left is still up in the air. The
tech just does not exist in today’s world to address these needs.
So what is your answer TDawg you ask? It’s frankly simple and yet disgusting.
War on a global scale. I find it as distasteful as you.
As long as CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) was not used, the earth could heal and mankind would quite possibly survive and
progress. But then we do have those pesky leaders who refuse to lose without taking down the other side. Such is the human mindset. MAD comes to mind
In my opinion, the human race is cruisin’ for a bruisin’.
Just my opinion and I hope no one is harmed in the future...but I see it no other way. Until humankind can all get along, this is the way it will play