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2012-06-16 03:18:45 PM

chuckufarlie: Feral_and_Preposterous: chuckufarlie: Feral_and_Preposterous: BlippityBleep: Feral_and_Preposterous: No, Earth will be just fine. Yes, we're clogging up the machinery, but eventually we'll be scratched off the face of the planet much in the same manner as a dog kicking off fleas--and the planet will be chugging along full steam within a millennium

you realize that it takes millions of years to recover from a mass extinction.... and that humans are directly causing one right now.... and that your expressed viewpoint is a piss poor excuse for humans to act how they are right now...

/just making sure you knew... you probably do.

The biomass will change, but life will still be here. There will be more jellyfish and less polar bears in coca cola commercials, sure. You're delusional if you think it would take the planet millions of years to forget us. Will we leave scars and change the course of the current of evolution? Yep. But things will evolve to fill new niches we cause to be empty. If we concentrate on doing what's good for us then we'll be doing the right thing for the planet.

Driving a gas guzzling car is good for me. Keeping the house at a comfortable 75 degrees all year long is good for me. That means, according to you, that it is also good for the planet.

Ha ha. Grow another neuron and you'll figure out what I meant.

I know what you meant and I know what you wrote. I was responding to what you wrote. Maybe you should learn to communicate your ideas more clearly.


What? Why do that when I have people like you to clarify things for the unsophisticated Farkers out there?
 
2012-06-16 03:19:45 PM

Guidette Frankentits: chuckufarlie: Your problem is the response that you came up with when you encountered the fact that all of the people on the planet would fit in RI was totally and completely off the point. There is no logical or intelligent connection between what was said and your response.

But then, maybe you are neither logical or intelligent.

All people fitting on Rhode Island : Overpopulation :: A million seeds in 1 square meter not being able to grow : Overpopulation

You're the one missing the point.


Is that what you were trying to say? WOW! I did not realize just how stupid you really are. You truly missed the point. You comment still makes no sense.
 
2012-06-16 03:20:54 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: chuckufarlie: Feral_and_Preposterous: chuckufarlie: Feral_and_Preposterous: BlippityBleep: Feral_and_Preposterous: No, Earth will be just fine. Yes, we're clogging up the machinery, but eventually we'll be scratched off the face of the planet much in the same manner as a dog kicking off fleas--and the planet will be chugging along full steam within a millennium

you realize that it takes millions of years to recover from a mass extinction.... and that humans are directly causing one right now.... and that your expressed viewpoint is a piss poor excuse for humans to act how they are right now...

/just making sure you knew... you probably do.

The biomass will change, but life will still be here. There will be more jellyfish and less polar bears in coca cola commercials, sure. You're delusional if you think it would take the planet millions of years to forget us. Will we leave scars and change the course of the current of evolution? Yep. But things will evolve to fill new niches we cause to be empty. If we concentrate on doing what's good for us then we'll be doing the right thing for the planet.

Driving a gas guzzling car is good for me. Keeping the house at a comfortable 75 degrees all year long is good for me. That means, according to you, that it is also good for the planet.

Ha ha. Grow another neuron and you'll figure out what I meant.

I know what you meant and I know what you wrote. I was responding to what you wrote. Maybe you should learn to communicate your ideas more clearly.

What? Why do that when I have people like you to clarify things for the unsophisticated Farkers out there?


I was not trying to clarify anything, I was just pointing out your inability to communicate clearly.
 
2012-06-16 03:27:44 PM
Why is it that only European (and those in the tradition) seem to think the end of the world is coming?

It gets old pretty quickly. As you can see, the world is still here after a few thousand (or hundred thousand) years.

Blah blah blah. Why don't these people get a hobby?
 
2012-06-16 03:27:59 PM
The author's name is Gaia Vince. Based on her name, I assume one of two things must be true:
Either A: Her parent's gave her that name and raised her in a eco-radical earth first home, or
B: she changed her name after a period of indoctrination.

She cites a report by 22 scientists. I will counter with a report with over 600 scientists that contradicts her alarmist hogwash. Here's the link: Link

Also, here is another article by a real scientist, not some self-righteous meddler. Link
 
2012-06-16 03:29:23 PM
None of this will save us from the sun going super nova so just sit back, pollute all you want, and enjoy the ride.

/was always partial to soylent red anyway. You kids and that green stuff
 
2012-06-16 03:29:47 PM

skepticultist: Buckminister Fuller calculated that the world can comfortably sustain a human population of 40 billion.

Mind you, we'll have to cultivate everything and there would be no wild spaces left, but we're not even close to being there yet. We just have to get better organized, and come together as a planet to forge a new era of peaceful cohabitation with each other, under the guidance of wise leaders and sound resource management.

...

fark, we're doomed.


No we're not. 40 billion is never going to happen. Heck, 10 billion is never going to happen. By the end of this century we'll be dropping our numbers at about 2% a year, and 200 years from now Earth will be a very pleasant place to live.
 
2012-06-16 03:30:29 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: None of this will save us from the sun going super nova


That's because it won't.
 
2012-06-16 03:31:44 PM

Gleeman: I say we spend all our money on hookers and blow. Couldn't be any worse!


Correction - hookers and gear!
On a more serious note - the whole issue of the apathy most sheeple display over this issue is sad and horrifying.
 
2012-06-16 03:35:25 PM

Buffet: Gleeman: I say we spend all our money on hookers and blow. Couldn't be any worse!

Correction - hookers and gear!
On a more serious note - the whole issue of the apathy most sheeple display over this issue is sad and horrifying.


that is because there really is no issue.
 
2012-06-16 03:39:02 PM

Relatively Obscure: Snowflake Tubbybottom: None of this will save us from the sun going super nova

That's because it won't.


$5 says it does. Boy are you going to feel silly then.
 
2012-06-16 03:41:22 PM
The Earth will make it through just fine. The people however, are farked.
 
2012-06-16 03:42:38 PM
Nuke Africa. Let the fallout destroy Asia. Problem solved, 3-4 billion darkies eliminated.
 
2012-06-16 03:46:31 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: Relatively Obscure: Snowflake Tubbybottom: None of this will save us from the sun going super nova

That's because it won't.

$5 says it does. Boy are you going to feel silly then.


You're on - I'll meet you in orbit around the white dwarf to claim my $5.
 
2012-06-16 03:48:58 PM

Tinton: Nuke Africa. Let the fallout destroy Asia. Problem solved, 3-4 billion darkies eliminated.


your racism is only surpassed by your lack of knowledge concerning global wind patterns.
 
2012-06-16 03:54:39 PM

polarisTheArcticRescueMoose: The author's name is Gaia Vince. Based on her name, I assume one of two things must be true:
Either A: Her parent's gave her that name and raised her in a eco-radical earth first home, or
B: she changed her name after a period of indoctrination.

She cites a report by 22 scientists. I will counter with a report with over 600 scientists that contradicts her alarmist hogwash. Here's the link: Link

Also, here is another article by a real scientist, not some self-righteous meddler. Link


Uggh, have fun in GeneralJim land.
 
2012-06-16 04:03:18 PM
With so many points to be missed popping up iin this thread, I'm reminded of one solid piece of advice I learned early on the net -- try to steer clear of the pricks on the internet.
 
2012-06-16 04:05:58 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: Relatively Obscure: Snowflake Tubbybottom: None of this will save us from the sun going super nova

That's because it won't.

$5 says it does. Boy are you going to feel silly then.


You're on! See you in a few billion years or so, sucker!
 
2012-06-16 04:06:51 PM
Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?
 
2012-06-16 04:08:47 PM

MAYORBOB: With so many points to be missed popping up iin this thread, I'm reminded of one solid piece of advice I learned early on the net -- try to steer clear of the pricks on the internet.


Once you get more accustomed to seeing them, they really don't throw you off of your porn experience as much.
 
2012-06-16 04:09:26 PM
No, we can't. Teatards will stop us from doing it because they think it just might cost them $0.05, and also if if it'll piss off libs, then let the planet go to hell.

/I know, it's not the planet, it's the ecosphere. Ah well, catastrophic extinctions have happened before.
 
2012-06-16 04:09:38 PM

chuckufarlie: Tinton: Nuke Africa. Let the fallout destroy Asia. Problem solved, 3-4 billion darkies eliminated.



chuckufarlie: your racism is only surpassed by your lack of knowledge concerning global wind patterns.

www.themasterofbation.com
 
2012-06-16 04:11:26 PM

MBA Whore: Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?


Uh, in my experience environmental studies departments are all infected with the Gaia virus, while geology departments all sold their souls to the company store decades ago. And by 'company store' I mean Exxon, etc.
 
2012-06-16 04:11:30 PM

MBA Whore: Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?



Everything you ever wanted to know about anything can be found right here on FARK.
 
2012-06-16 04:12:20 PM

Amos Quito: chuckufarlie: Tinton: Nuke Africa. Let the fallout destroy Asia. Problem solved, 3-4 billion darkies eliminated.


chuckufarlie: your racism is only surpassed by your lack of knowledge concerning global wind patterns.

[www.themasterofbation.com image 514x283]


and yet you still know nothing about global wind patterns.
 
2012-06-16 04:14:24 PM

StoneColdAtheist: MBA Whore: Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?

Uh, in my experience environmental studies departments are all infected with the Gaia virus, while geology departments all sold their souls to the company store decades ago. And by 'company store' I mean Exxon, etc.


Do you have ANY idea how much Exxon etc is spending in the development of alternate fuels?
 
2012-06-16 04:15:29 PM
Apparently we don't need some god to destroy us ...

We can do it ourselves!
 
2012-06-16 04:19:09 PM

chuckufarlie: Amos Quito: chuckufarlie: Tinton: Nuke Africa. Let the fallout destroy Asia. Problem solved, 3-4 billion darkies eliminated.


chuckufarlie: your racism is only surpassed by your lack of knowledge concerning global wind patterns.

[www.themasterofbation.com image 514x283]

and yet you still know nothing about global wind patterns.



That wasn't my post, but I did enjoy watching you get hooked. ;-)

And the only thing that I need to know about wind is that it does NOT blow.

It sucks.

;-)
 
2012-06-16 04:19:26 PM

Tommy Moo: It is such a relief that people are finally talking about human overpopulation as part of the climate conversation. For years I was screaming about how stupid it was to focus on lowering per capita carbon emissions by 10% while our population increased by 15% over the same time span. Everyone called me a Nazi and said that I was advocating eugenics (I wasn't) or the extinction of the human race (again, stupid). For some reason liberals love to drone on about recycling and driving hybrid cars and other worthless gestures, but don't want to touch the politically incorrect subject of "Maybe you people shouldn't be having six f**king kids." I could spend the rest of my life driving a stretch limo Hummer and throwing all of my recyclables in the garbage and I have already done far more for the environment than any person who adds even one more stupid resource-to-waste conversion machine to this planet.


Liberals used to care about that, IIRC. I dimly remember reading something from the Sierra Club back in the '70's warning about exponential population growth here in the US.

I wonder when they were bought off?
 
2012-06-16 04:19:46 PM

Corporate Self: Apparently we don't need some god to destroy us ...

We can do it ourselves!


no. it is just a bunch of alarmists trying to cash in.
 
2012-06-16 04:20:11 PM

chuckufarlie: StoneColdAtheist: MBA Whore: Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?

Uh, in my experience environmental studies departments are all infected with the Gaia virus, while geology departments all sold their souls to the company store decades ago. And by 'company store' I mean Exxon, etc.

Do you have ANY idea how much Exxon etc is spending in the development of alternate fuels?


Exxon is in the energy business...duh!

That doesn't negate my statement that geology departments around the country are primarily training grounds for the energy and mineral extraction industries.
 
2012-06-16 04:21:28 PM

Amos Quito: chuckufarlie: Amos Quito: chuckufarlie: Tinton: Nuke Africa. Let the fallout destroy Asia. Problem solved, 3-4 billion darkies eliminated.


chuckufarlie: your racism is only surpassed by your lack of knowledge concerning global wind patterns.

[www.themasterofbation.com image 514x283]

and yet you still know nothing about global wind patterns.


That wasn't my post, but I did enjoy watching you get hooked. ;-)

And the only thing that I need to know about wind is that it does NOT blow.

It sucks.

;-)


and how do you know that he is not a racist?
 
2012-06-16 04:23:03 PM

StoneColdAtheist: chuckufarlie: StoneColdAtheist: MBA Whore: Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?

Uh, in my experience environmental studies departments are all infected with the Gaia virus, while geology departments all sold their souls to the company store decades ago. And by 'company store' I mean Exxon, etc.

Do you have ANY idea how much Exxon etc is spending in the development of alternate fuels?

Exxon is in the energy business...duh!

That doesn't negate my statement that geology departments around the country are primarily training grounds for the energy and mineral extraction industries.


is that your point? Tell me, who else should the geologists be working for?
 
2012-06-16 04:24:03 PM
I have the answer: Everyone who thinks the Earth is overpopulated should kill themselves. Problem solved!
 
2012-06-16 04:27:14 PM

Amos Quito: MBA Whore: Are there any Environmental Scientists / Geologist reading this? If I wanted to study these subjects for a 2nd degree, then are there any recommended classes, etc?


Everything you ever wanted to know about anything can be found right here on FARK.


Confused? You won't be after reading this episode of FARK
 
2012-06-16 04:30:02 PM

Tommy Moo: It is such a relief that people are finally talking about human overpopulation as part of the climate conversation. For years I was screaming about how stupid it was to focus on lowering per capita carbon emissions by 10% while our population increased by 15% over the same time span. Everyone called me a Nazi and said that I was advocating eugenics (I wasn't) or the extinction of the human race (again, stupid). For some reason liberals love to drone on about recycling and driving hybrid cars and other worthless gestures, but don't want to touch the politically incorrect subject of "Maybe you people shouldn't be having six f**king kids." I could spend the rest of my life driving a stretch limo Hummer and throwing all of my recyclables in the garbage and I have already done far more for the environment than any person who adds even one more stupid resource-to-waste conversion machine to this planet.


Now that they're getting into to it though they are bringing the same retarded discourse. Look at the water shortages in most of the developed world.

The entire continent of asia's aquafiers are drying up from the strain of billions of people. The aral sea is drying up, China is damming and diverting the mekong threatening to dry up all of SE asia, as well as diverting runoff from the Himalayas that traditionally supports India. The Middle East revolutions were pretty much tge result of rising food prices from dwindling agriculture. The first round of water conflicts are here and it isn't going to be pretty in 10 years from now.

Yet if you listen to these liberal ecofreaks, the whole thing can be silved from taking baths instead of a shower, keep faucets from running, not using potable water in the toilet, etc. Like the saving water here is going to help warring starving masses on the other side of the world. This is worse than some smug douche driving a prius thinking he's saving the emvironment. Go on any documentary of water shortages and while skimming over the overpopulation problem thet quickly get into evil corporations and how you're bushing your teeth causes massive water waste.

The ironic part is that N America and Europe will probably manage fine if we would just stop taking in immigrants. Yet the left will never talk about the real cause of the problem: over-population in third world. That would be racist. So we'll have the same smug mantra to conserve and sacrifice our own lifestyle which literally does absolutely nothing while third world and developing countries irresponsibly reproduce at levels they cannot feed themselves. China is the only country is doing someyhing and they are villified in the West for it. I hope they do steal the rest of asia's water
 
2012-06-16 04:30:04 PM

chuckufarlie: Buffet: Gleeman: I say we spend all our money on hookers and blow. Couldn't be any worse!

Correction - hookers and gear!
On a more serious note - the whole issue of the apathy most sheeple display over this issue is sad and horrifying.

that is because there really is no issue.


WHAT???
 
2012-06-16 04:31:24 PM

Buffet: chuckufarlie: Buffet: Gleeman: I say we spend all our money on hookers and blow. Couldn't be any worse!

Correction - hookers and gear!
On a more serious note - the whole issue of the apathy most sheeple display over this issue is sad and horrifying.

that is because there really is no issue.

WHAT???


AGW is a scam
 
2012-06-16 04:31:57 PM

chuckufarlie: is that your point?


Since you don't seem to get it, I'll spell it out for you: MBA Whore should understand what he's getting himself into if he is seriously considering a career change.
 
2012-06-16 04:32:50 PM

Relatively Obscure: Snowflake Tubbybottom: Relatively Obscure: Snowflake Tubbybottom: None of this will save us from the sun going super nova

That's because it won't.

$5 says it does. Boy are you going to feel silly then.

You're on! See you in a few billion years or so, sucker!


Can I get in on this? hell i'll put down $20 the Sun won't supernova.
 
2012-06-16 04:37:21 PM

ChuDogg: Tommy Moo: It is such a relief that people are finally talking about human overpopulation as part of the climate conversation. For years I was screaming about how stupid it was to focus on lowering per capita carbon emissions by 10% while our population increased by 15% over the same time span. Everyone called me a Nazi and said that I was advocating eugenics (I wasn't) or the extinction of the human race (again, stupid). For some reason liberals love to drone on about recycling and driving hybrid cars and other worthless gestures, but don't want to touch the politically incorrect subject of "Maybe you people shouldn't be having six f**king kids." I could spend the rest of my life driving a stretch limo Hummer and throwing all of my recyclables in the garbage and I have already done far more for the environment than any person who adds even one more stupid resource-to-waste conversion machine to this planet.

Now that they're getting into to it though they are bringing the same retarded discourse. Look at the water shortages in most of the developed world.

The entire continent of asia's aquafiers are drying up from the strain of billions of people. The aral sea is drying up, China is damming and diverting the mekong threatening to dry up all of SE asia, as well as diverting runoff from the Himalayas that traditionally supports India. The Middle East revolutions were pretty much tge result of rising food prices from dwindling agriculture. The first round of water conflicts are here and it isn't going to be pretty in 10 years from now.

Yet if you listen to these liberal ecofreaks, the whole thing can be silved from taking baths instead of a shower, keep faucets from running, not using potable water in the toilet, etc. Like the saving water here is going to help warring starving masses on the other side of the world. This is worse than some smug douche driving a prius thinking he's saving the emvironment. Go on any documentary of water shortages and while skimmi ...


It's not about saving the third world from water shortages, it's about saving ourselves. Time and time again for thousands of years people have thought "it cant happen here." I wish I was old or dumb like the lot of you farkers. Then I wouldn't have to worry about the writing on the wall.

/Though reputable population predictions have it leveling off due to development around mid-century. With luck, we'll avoid any major crunches.
 
2012-06-16 04:47:33 PM

threadjackistan: ChuDogg: Tommy Moo: It is such a relief that people are finally talking about human overpopulation as part of the climate conversation. For years I was screaming about how stupid it was to focus on lowering per capita carbon emissions by 10% while our population increased by 15% over the same time span. Everyone called me a Nazi and said that I was advocating eugenics (I wasn't) or the extinction of the human race (again, stupid). For some reason liberals love to drone on about recycling and driving hybrid cars and other worthless gestures, but don't want to touch the politically incorrect subject of "Maybe you people shouldn't be having six f**king kids." I could spend the rest of my life driving a stretch limo Hummer and throwing all of my recyclables in the garbage and I have already done far more for the environment than any person who adds even one more stupid resource-to-waste conversion machine to this planet.

Now that they're getting into to it though they are bringing the same retarded discourse. Look at the water shortages in most of the developed world.

The entire continent of asia's aquafiers are drying up from the strain of billions of people. The aral sea is drying up, China is damming and diverting the mekong threatening to dry up all of SE asia, as well as diverting runoff from the Himalayas that traditionally supports India. The Middle East revolutions were pretty much tge result of rising food prices from dwindling agriculture. The first round of water conflicts are here and it isn't going to be pretty in 10 years from now.

Yet if you listen to these liberal ecofreaks, the whole thing can be silved from taking baths instead of a shower, keep faucets from running, not using potable water in the toilet, etc. Like the saving water here is going to help warring starving masses on the other side of the world. This is worse than some smug douche driving a prius thinking he's saving the emvironment. Go on any documentary of water shortages and while skimmi ...

It's not about saving the third world from water shortages, it's about saving ourselves. Time and time again for thousands of years people have thought "it cant happen here." I wish I was old or dumb like the lot of you farkers. Then I wouldn't have to worry about the writing on the wall.

/Though reputable population predictions have it leveling off due to development around mid-century. With luck, we'll avoid any major crunches.


Besides some retards who tried to recreate suburban America in the middle of SouthEast US desert, The US has very little threat of drying up the water basins. The water you use is treated, filtered, and put back into the local biosphere where it begins again. Not to mention that 90% of water is used in agriculture and industry. We can literally do nothing and have no threat of water shortages.

I dont think the population level tapering off will fix the problem. We are already passed the tipping where massive continetal water basins are drying up just to support their current population. They need population control measures.
 
2012-06-16 04:49:57 PM

Tommy Moo: It is such a relief that people are finally talking about human overpopulation as part of the climate conversation. For years I was screaming about how stupid it was to focus on lowering per capita carbon emissions by 10% while our population increased by 15% over the same time span. Everyone called me a Nazi and said that I was advocating eugenics (I wasn't) or the extinction of the human race (again, stupid). For some reason liberals love to drone on about recycling and driving hybrid cars and other worthless gestures, but don't want to touch the politically incorrect subject of "Maybe you people shouldn't be having six f**king kids." I could spend the rest of my life driving a stretch limo Hummer and throwing all of my recyclables in the garbage and I have already done far more for the environment than any person who adds even one more stupid resource-to-waste conversion machine to this planet.


Been to China have you?
 
2012-06-16 04:52:49 PM

threadjackistan:
/Though reputable population predictions have it leveling off due to development around mid-century. With luck, we'll avoid any major crunches....


Fertility rates drop in most places when there are improvements to child mortality, and when more people live in urban environments with better access to magical goods like condoms. Raising more children in a city costs more than raising more children on a farm. Urban children are more likely to be enrolled in school (which costs money) and are less likely to be contributing directly to a family's income stream--so people have less kids in the city.
 
2012-06-16 04:57:26 PM

Relatively Obscure: My antivirus is shiatting itself about this thread for some reason. Weird.


Well chuckufarlie is in the house, so...
 
2012-06-16 05:05:12 PM

ChuDogg: threadjackistan: ChuDogg: Tommy Moo: It is such a relief that people are finally talking about human overpopulation as part of the climate conversation. For years I was screaming about how stupid it was to focus on lowering per capita carbon emissions by 10% while our population increased by 15% over the same time span. Everyone called me a Nazi and said that I was advocating eugenics (I wasn't) or the extinction of the human race (again, stupid). For some reason liberals love to drone on about recycling and driving hybrid cars and other worthless gestures, but don't want to touch the politically incorrect subject of "Maybe you people shouldn't be having six f**king kids." I could spend the rest of my life driving a stretch limo Hummer and throwing all of my recyclables in the garbage and I have already done far more for the environment than any person who adds even one more stupid resource-to-waste conversion machine to this planet.

Now that they're getting into to it though they are bringing the same retarded discourse. Look at the water shortages in most of the developed world.

The entire continent of asia's aquafiers are drying up from the strain of billions of people. The aral sea is drying up, China is damming and diverting the mekong threatening to dry up all of SE asia, as well as diverting runoff from the Himalayas that traditionally supports India. The Middle East revolutions were pretty much tge result of rising food prices from dwindling agriculture. The first round of water conflicts are here and it isn't going to be pretty in 10 years from now.

Yet if you listen to these liberal ecofreaks, the whole thing can be silved from taking baths instead of a shower, keep faucets from running, not using potable water in the toilet, etc. Like the saving water here is going to help warring starving masses on the other side of the world. This is worse than some smug douche driving a prius thinking he's saving the emvironment. Go on any documentary of water ...


Well, maybe. I havnt run the numbers, but I wouldnt be surprised if there is some major Malthusian willness projected to occur fairly soon. But what's the deal with all that water they just found under Africa?
 
2012-06-16 05:07:34 PM

chuckufarlie: When we are beyond the tipping point, will these idiots shut up?


How did I know you'd be in here shiatting your derp all over this thread?
 
2012-06-16 05:19:31 PM

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: skepticultist: Buckminister Fuller calculated that the world can comfortably sustain a human population of 40 billion...

Like living on Trantor, but without the 2 dozen farm worlds feeding us...


No, nothing at all like that. In fact, there would be very few cities at all, though there would likely be some denser urban areas. But what Fuller was describing was actually more like suburbs that sprawled to infinity with fully integrated argiculture alongside. Like a small town that covered the globe.

Alas, I can't even remember what book it was in that he talked about it. But it was remarkably feasible idea, if not for the pesky "humans are all irrational, selfish crybabies" part.
 
2012-06-16 05:22:33 PM

StoneColdAtheist: skepticultist: Buckminister Fuller calculated that the world can comfortably sustain a human population of 40 billion.

Mind you, we'll have to cultivate everything and there would be no wild spaces left, but we're not even close to being there yet. We just have to get better organized, and come together as a planet to forge a new era of peaceful cohabitation with each other, under the guidance of wise leaders and sound resource management.

...

fark, we're doomed.

No we're not. 40 billion is never going to happen. Heck, 10 billion is never going to happen. By the end of this century we'll be dropping our numbers at about 2% a year, and 200 years from now Earth will be a very pleasant place to live.


Oh yeah, I know. I was making a joke. Population will probably peak around 11 billion, then fall back down to a stable 8 or 9 billion. We'll have figure out how to make do without oil, have a global energy grid, end war as we know it, and the real problems will probably be more of the sort as described in the novel Mockingbird (mass suicide pandemics as people off themselves out of sheer boredom).
 
2012-06-16 05:28:06 PM

skepticultist: StoneColdAtheist: skepticultist: Buckminister Fuller calculated that the world can comfortably sustain a human population of 40 billion.

Mind you, we'll have to cultivate everything and there would be no wild spaces left, but we're not even close to being there yet. We just have to get better organized, and come together as a planet to forge a new era of peaceful cohabitation with each other, under the guidance of wise leaders and sound resource management.

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fark, we're doomed.

No we're not. 40 billion is never going to happen. Heck, 10 billion is never going to happen. By the end of this century we'll be dropping our numbers at about 2% a year, and 200 years from now Earth will be a very pleasant place to live.

Oh yeah, I know. I was making a joke. Population will probably peak around 11 billion, then fall back down to a stable 8 or 9 billion. We'll have figure out how to make do without oil, have a global energy grid, end war as we know it, and the real problems will probably be more of the sort as described in the novel Mockingbird (mass suicide pandemics as people off themselves out of sheer boredom).


LOL...yeah. The "under the guidance of wise leaders" should have been my first clue. ;^)
 
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