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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:53 PM

5. Well, we should think about this for another 6 or 8 years.

 

We wouldn't want to act hastily. After all, there is still a lot of difference of opinion and controversy about whether this is caused by humans or is just a natural cycle.



And while nothing gets done (inevitable given the world political situation and the need for economic growth outweighing all other considerations) we will reach the point where nothing can be done, and we will witness at the very least the demise of industrial civilization, and at the very worst, the extinction of the human race. A conservative, middle of the road sort of guess would be the collapse of civilization, a die off of about 90% to 95% of the human population, and a return to a hunter-gatherer way of life for the few survivors. And that's optimistic because it assumes we will not go completely extinct.

And before you reply "Oh, we can do this, and we can do that..." No. We can't do this, and we can't do that, be cause the corporations and governments of the world will not allow us to do anything really meaningful.

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