posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Maddogkull
I am not talking about 2012 or any kind of event thats "suppose" to happen. I am talking about the ongoing situation with our environment and the
deterioration of moral values in our world. Is it possible for our civilization to survive for another 100 years with the political problems, and the
current pollution problems going on. Can our Earth even survive? Plz post your ideas, about the future of Earth!
Sorry if this is in the wrong fourm guys, just not sure were to put it
Morals are relative and have always been relative. I would say now more than ever ethical treatment of people is higher than it ever has been. I know
we have more people on our planet than ever, and thus looking at just the numbers there are still many, many people being discriminated and oppressed,
but as a whole I think it's much better than the genocides, enslavement, and class/gender oppression of previous centuries.
In my opinion, as global societies move towards a more secular form of government and global communication/transportation become accessible for
everyone, we'll see a huge positive change in power for the people...all people.
Now, as far as the climate goes, everyone knows it's changing. It's getting warmer. The debate about the human effect still rages on, but
regardless, we know it's getting warmer, to the detriment of us as a race and many species on the planet. We know the glaciers are melting (as are
the ice caps), the rainforests are shrinking, it's getting warmer, the water more toxic, etc. If it comes to a point where it starts affecting large
populations - say, the Ganges dries up and a billion people in India find themselves without an adequate water supply, then we're going to see big
Wars will break out over the basic necessities of life, and I believe that a government worried about being able to provide water or food for its
people is much more liable to go to extreme and bloody measures to get its way. We could see large scale massacres and land grabs like never before
with weapons the world has never seen.
The true test for humanity is whether or not we'll be able to sustain our current levels of comfort and population. Mark my words, the wars of this
and the next century will not be about spreading Democracy or stopping dictators, but about water and food and oil - the lifeblood of a nation.