Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Guardian)   We're boned. End of story   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Paul R. Ehrlich, Overpopulation, Demography, World population, Climate change, Extinction, Green Revolution, main point  
•       •       •

9008 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 13 Jan 2021 at 3:05 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



94 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2021-01-13 10:00:20 AM  
This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.
 
2021-01-13 2:49:02 PM  

kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.


If anyone is paying attention, we are seeing mass weather events right now.

The one hitting the north western coast of the US isn't normal. How much rain you guys in Seattle getting right now?
Or the polar vortex that was pushed 'this way' due to high temperatures in Siberia?
The mass drought and mass human over consumption of the Colorado River is causing aridification. The fires in Colorado were at the headwaters of said River. If you live in any of the 7 states that feed or use the Colorado River, you will be impacted.
We are seeing global impacts of our arrogance and determination to 'keep the economy growing' for a wealthy few.

But hey, scientists keep saying 'sh*t's bad, we need to fix it". Must be their problem, not ours.
 
2021-01-13 3:08:00 PM  
looks like time for another round of tax cuts!
 
2021-01-13 3:08:15 PM  
Well, duh.
 
2021-01-13 3:09:18 PM  
Okay, fine, but what are we supposed to do about Manbearpig *now*?
 
2021-01-13 3:10:07 PM  
Between this and Convid, humans are being shaken off the back of the earth like a dog shakes off water.
 
2021-01-13 3:11:24 PM  
Well this is new. Scientists haven't been warming us about thi ... wait a minute.
 
2021-01-13 3:11:37 PM  
media2.giphy.comView Full Size
 
2021-01-13 3:11:53 PM  
These "sobering reports" are such a drag. Can someone please post an intoxicating report?
 
2021-01-13 3:12:03 PM  
Embrace your destruction.
 
2021-01-13 3:12:55 PM  
So you're saying that if we wait until modern men figure out that they can't eat money, it will be too late?
 
2021-01-13 3:13:34 PM  
we are losing 1% of the worlds insects every year. yeah, we're boned.
 
2021-01-13 3:14:03 PM  

kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.


And yet no one is listening ...
 
2021-01-13 3:14:06 PM  
Humans are pretty f*cking stupid.
 
2021-01-13 3:14:36 PM  
The Guardian isn't as bad as The Sun but I'll take any story from it with a grain of salt.  Not to say I am denying climate change, far from it, but the Guardian is well known for sensationalism, not to mention frequently being wrong.
 
2021-01-13 3:15:10 PM  

some_beer_drinker: we are losing 1% of the worlds insects every year. yeah, we're boned.


Did you look under the couch?  They might be there.
 
2021-01-13 3:15:41 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


That picture is just top of the sad.
 
2021-01-13 3:16:05 PM  
Since billions of humans are gonna die from this, what about the first ones to go are conservatives around the world? Evey single country that is being farked over is because of ''conservative'' ideology aka bending over for the corporations so they can destroy the planet for a few bucks and fark everyone else.

Save the planet, genocide conservatives.
 
2021-01-13 3:16:06 PM  
the newsroom s03e03 climate change interview
Youtube XM0uZ9mfOUI
 
2021-01-13 3:16:25 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: The Guardian isn't as bad as The Sun but I'll take any story from it with a grain of salt.  Not to say I am denying climate change, far from it, but the Guardian is well known for sensationalism, not to mention frequently being wrong.


I'm just surprised they didn't attribute it to toxic masculinity
 
2021-01-13 3:17:43 PM  
There's a lot of we're boned threads in spite of all the m'fing consequences.  Is this the new both sides?
 
2021-01-13 3:18:27 PM  
Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.

Farking idiots.
 
2021-01-13 3:18:51 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: The Guardian isn't as bad as The Sun but I'll take any story from it with a grain of salt.  Not to say I am denying climate change, far from it, but the Guardian is well known for sensationalism, not to mention frequently being wrong.


So is Paul Ehrlich
 
2021-01-13 3:19:03 PM  
It took you this long to find out you're boned ?
 
2021-01-13 3:20:29 PM  

jiggitysmith: There's a lot of we're boned threads in spite of all the m'fing consequences.  Is this the new both sides?


i.imgflip.comView Full Size


Welcome to Fark, where the articles don't matter and the comments are all made up anyway.
 
2021-01-13 3:21:08 PM  
Psshh that's also what they said when Earth unflattened itself and crushed that turtle. Now we're a globe. We can just roll away from this now
 
2021-01-13 3:21:19 PM  
Not a big deal. Just decide now if you want your kids to be Eloi or Morlock and buy your house accordingly.
 
2021-01-13 3:21:49 PM  

kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.


And the Titanic didn't sink in 2 seconds.
What exactly is your point?
 
2021-01-13 3:22:12 PM  
Or Alvin Toffler for that matter
 
2021-01-13 3:22:42 PM  

lolmao500: Since billions of humans are gonna die from this, what about the first ones to go are conservatives around the world? Evey single country that is being farked over is because of ''conservative'' ideology aka bending over for the corporations so they can destroy the planet for a few bucks and fark everyone else.

Save the planet, genocide conservatives.


Are you saying that would be the final solution to the earths problems....
 
2021-01-13 3:22:58 PM  
I wish Paul R. Ehrlich's name was nowhere near this. The man has been professionally wrong about everything for five decades. Even if he's right now, which may well be the case, he's too easy to dismiss.
 
2021-01-13 3:23:01 PM  

Nadie_AZ: kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.

If anyone is paying attention, we are seeing mass weather events right now.

The one hitting the north western coast of the US isn't normal. How much rain you guys in Seattle getting right now?
Or the polar vortex that was pushed 'this way' due to high temperatures in Siberia?
The mass drought and mass human over consumption of the Colorado River is causing aridification. The fires in Colorado were at the headwaters of said River. If you live in any of the 7 states that feed or use the Colorado River, you will be impacted.
We are seeing global impacts of our arrogance and determination to 'keep the economy growing' for a wealthy few.

But hey, scientists keep saying 'sh*t's bad, we need to fix it". Must be their problem, not ours.


Well. To be fair.
We all subconsciously believe we will live forever while at the same time thinking everyone else will in fact die at some point.
for some reason each individual subconsciously believe they will be the last human that dies.
 
2021-01-13 3:23:42 PM  
It really is the height of black humor; you expect arseholes that won't wear a mask in public because of "their rights" - even though the Covid is maxing out daily - will suddenly go all green?

Meh - I hippied up about this years ago. Now? I'm 60, have no kids, so I'll just be checking out before shiat goes irretrievably farked. Good luck, folks....
 
2021-01-13 3:23:46 PM  

skyotter: Okay, fine, but what are we supposed to do about Manbearpig *now*?


Well at least walk to work?
 
2021-01-13 3:24:53 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Embrace your destruction.


GOP type idea detected
 
2021-01-13 3:24:58 PM  

Nadie_AZ: kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.

If anyone is paying attention, we are seeing mass weather events right now.

The one hitting the north western coast of the US isn't normal. How much rain you guys in Seattle getting right now?
Or the polar vortex that was pushed 'this way' due to high temperatures in Siberia?
The mass drought and mass human over consumption of the Colorado River is causing aridification. The fires in Colorado were at the headwaters of said River. If you live in any of the 7 states that feed or use the Colorado River, you will be impacted.
We are seeing global impacts of our arrogance and determination to 'keep the economy growing' for a wealthy few.

But hey, scientists keep saying 'sh*t's bad, we need to fix it". Must be their problem, not ours.


For the same reason that Trump and republicans here keep getting re-elected, that is precisely why people will never take climate change seriously.

There is no accountability when you never have to face consequence when you can just pray your culpability away. You're raised to believe that so long as you're a good member in standing of your faith, God will always come through right there at the very end to save you. Deus Ex Machina is a core of any faith.

Worse yet, many people are taking comfort in these doomsday predictions about climate change, because they believe that it marks the fulfilling of a prophecy that finally ends their pathetic lives, and provides an escape from the hell they've willingly created.
 
2021-01-13 3:25:22 PM  

some_beer_drinker: we are losing 1% of the worlds insects every year. yeah, we're boned.


Well at least we won't need bug spray right before we die
 
2021-01-13 3:26:35 PM  
Glad I don't have kids, I do feel bad for my nieces and nephews
 
2021-01-13 3:27:42 PM  

Cormee: NotThatGuyAgain: The Guardian isn't as bad as The Sun but I'll take any story from it with a grain of salt.  Not to say I am denying climate change, far from it, but the Guardian is well known for sensationalism, not to mention frequently being wrong.

I'm just surprised they didn't attribute it to toxic masculinity


I'm just glad I don't have kids to worry about.
The freeing thing about not having children is I don't have to worry about leaving them a planet to live on.
Because my boy I sure don't even care about other people's kids.
Let them figure out how to deal with 300° days.
 
2021-01-13 3:28:18 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.

Farking idiots.


So switch to strictly anal?
 
2021-01-13 3:28:49 PM  
I remember this segment on the Discovery Channel about ancient Egypt's food chain collapsing due to drought and famine. People were willing to give up their most prized possessions for a bit of food and water. Some resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Others migrated south to milder climes where food and water were more abundant begging for help from the peoples that lived there. Highly disruptive event. A lot of people died. It brought down their civilization for a time.
 
2021-01-13 3:29:55 PM  
I know this doesn't properly fall in the rigid science aspect of it, but thought i'd toss this out there..

So far this year in south dakota I'm not sure if we had below 0 temps (correct me if i'm wrong, can't find the data), which is really weird. Usually by now we've had plenty of below 0 temps, ground is pretty hard, which limits the ability to dig on construction jobs. As far as i know, we're all still digging.

Temps for the next week are supposed to be around the 30s-40s. Still cold, but just kinda odd.
 
2021-01-13 3:30:27 PM  

waxbeans: gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.

Farking idiots.

So switch to strictly anal?


Anal economy is best economy!
 
2021-01-13 3:30:42 PM  
Man, what is it with FARK and apocalypse porn nowadays?

It's amazing some of you can get out of bed in the morning.

/smh
 
2021-01-13 3:31:10 PM  
The fallacy is that everyone intuits slow gradual change. The reality is that changes tend to lurch forward when a system's equilibrium is ruptured.

Things will just keep on not happening until they do and then everyone will wonder how it could have suddenly gotten so bad, so fast.
 
2021-01-13 3:32:26 PM  

MechaPyx: I remember this segment on the Discovery Channel about ancient Egypt's food chain collapsing due to drought and famine. People were willing to give up their most prized possessions for a bit of food and water. Some resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Others migrated south to milder climes where food and water were more abundant begging for help from the peoples that lived there. Highly disruptive event. A lot of people died. It brought down their civilization for a time.


I think when mad dog mattis was asked about climate change, he responded 'yes we believe in it. we monitor it all the time because it's a national security risk (around the globe)'.. or something to that affect.
 
2021-01-13 3:33:08 PM  
So what's it going to take?

A very sudden loss of a very large number of humans most likely.
 
2021-01-13 3:36:12 PM  

BafflerMeal: The fallacy is that everyone intuits slow gradual change. The reality is that changes tend to lurch forward when a system's equilibrium is ruptured.

Things will just keep on not happening until they do and then everyone will wonder how it could have suddenly gotten so bad, so fast.


"How could we have ever foreseen this?"
 
2021-01-13 3:36:21 PM  

goodncold: So what's it going to take?

A very sudden loss of a very large number of humans most likely.


I think we got that one covered
 
2021-01-13 3:41:26 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.


I think so Brain, but hasn't 4Kids been defunct since 2017?
 
Displayed 50 of 94 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.