We are fucked. - Earth's sixth mass extinction event

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Crni Vuk, May 9, 2019.

  1. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 28, 2015
     
  2. Mr. Grandma

    Mr. Grandma This ghoul has seen it all
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    Nov 3, 2007
    We're going to be fine.

    1984 and Soylent Green said so.
     
  3. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Here it comes, India is running out of clean water. Almost all rural areas and couple of big cities are facing water crisis right now, with prognosis based on recent research saying these cities would run out of water within decade. Underground sources drained so fast it cannot be replenished anymore, surface sources being contaminated by chemicals and feces. The Indian population is raising steadily though and despite this grim estimates Indians seem to be hell-bent on fucking and raping at the same frightening rate as before, no matter what. In less than a decade there will be more Indian than Chinese people living on Earth, topping 1,6 bln very soon.

    https://niti.gov.in/writereaddata/files/document_publication/2018-05-18-Water-index-Report_vS6B.pdf
     
  4. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Maybe the earth has built in defense mechanisms to keep some of it's populations of uppity, pesky species from overpopulating and throwing other shit out of equilibrium. Shit's been humming along fairly nicely for a few billion millennia before we got here.

    Bear in mind I know fuck all about science, but I did drop acid a few times in HS, so I'm pretty sure I'm right.
     
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  5. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    The sad thing is a lot of lifeforms would disappear too due to stupid humans.
    On an unrelated note I'm all for permaculture, eco-friendly philosophy developed by two Aussie hippies half a century back. This gained a lot of momentum where I live, with dozens communities following permaculture principles popping out all across the country since that's how our predecessors have lived. Basically they try to create self-sufficient communities with their own agrarian base while keeping enough biotopes for every native lifeform, which means they cannot drain more natural resources from the area than what can be naturally replenished:
    http://world-permaculture.org/page-33.asp