Yeah well dear mother earth is doomed with or without us! The natural systems we depend upon today are destined to fail as they have time and time
again. We give these events of catastrophic failure the prestige of being responsible for creating diversity on Earth. Consider that 98% of all
species that have ever existed are now extinct!
Humankind cannot hurt the Earth Charles! We need a population of a trillion and a planet wide city should be our goal! Certainly we strip the oceans
pollute the atmosphere and hurt the natural systems we depend on. An even larger population demands that we master and manage these natural systems.
Even now we should be managing ocean stock. It is a simple principle to farm the oceans, and put back what you take out. Our fisheries have fished out
the arctic cod, blue fin tuna and many others, and no one has ever attempted to repopulate the fisheries by artificial means like releasing millions
of fry? Why is that friend?
In order to survive we need a large populous which will force mankind to farm/manage the oceans and completely master/control the natural systems we
depend upon. We must fully manage the oceans and atmosphere all of the systems we depend on. It is also this forcing that will push mankind to the
stars and thus possibly ovoid the single point failure that is Mother Earth.
If Earth is managed right it can support trillions of people! To prefer the notion of extinction for your own species over other species which are
doomed to extinction with or without us is just plain stupid!
Certainly we need to manage things better, but at the end of the day all of the Earth should be used for the purpose of supporting human life! The
technology to accomplish this goal should be at the forefront of science.
If Humankind did manage to bring about some massive extinction event killing ourselves and 90+% of other species, we will have just created a window
for future diversity! That is likely impossible though even if we tried
Your hate for humankind speaks more to your self hate than it does to common sense! Humankind does not survive, nor does he keep himself above the
animal world by the principles of humanity, but rather by means of the most brutal struggle. We won't fix it until we break it, but if we do develop
the tech to manage our ecosystems we will survive as will many species that would have perished if left to nature alone.
Mother Nature loves humankind best of all because it is Humankind that may bring the torch of life to other world! Die for a whale if you like, but
leave the species out of it!
Depopulation is an idiots dream! Try as you might the notion of humans hurting planet Earth is entirely fictional. There are countless events in
Earth’s history that make the entire history of human impact seem trivial.
We have the technology to better this world and support billions more, but we choose not to use it because we value the lives of whales too much, or
maybe it just does not pay enough! Whatever the reason we had best get on track pretty quickly or you will get your wish and Humankinds future will be
firmly planted on the back of an ecosystem which is destined to fail. Necessity is the mother of all invention, and in my mind a single human life is
more valuable than all the whales on the planet!
I can't sit here and guess at all the tech that would be required to achieve this goal, but I do know a population of 2-3 billion may have an Einstein
every 100-200 years where as a population of a trillion would have a hundreds in existence at any given time.
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